A bunch of satellite images depicting the construction of a few hospitals being built in China has been released for the broad public. The photos showcase several hospital buildings developing to address the lethal coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province.
The images were captured on January 29th of this year by a satellite technology managed by Maxar Technologies. Photographs that were taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 probe also depict the Wuhan hospitals in the process of building.
“We are continuing to monitor the area closely and will provide new imagery and information as applicable,” said Maxar Technologies.
The Coronavirus is Spreading at an Alarming Rate
Wuhan is the core of the new coronavirus that has infected thousands of people and claimed the lives of more than 170 people. China currently has suspended access to Wuhan and 16 other cities in the Hubei province to prevent people from leaving and dispersing the pathogen to others.
Besides the United States, other countries, such as Japan and South Korea, have also planned evacuations. Symptoms of the infection include cough, fever, and in more deadly cases, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. The outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Wuhan virus is currently spreading and infecting more and more people, and experts have recently claimed that it won’t get away anytime soon because it may take more than a year to find a cure for it.
The coronavirus outbreak has expanded since the middle of January 2020. While numerous people, especially those in China where there have been reported more than 7,670 cases, are anxiously waiting for a remedy, some specialists have said that it could take more than a year for researchers to find a cure and implement it for the broad public.