First patients arrive at London's new coronavirus hospital

LONDON (Reuters) - The first patients have been admitted to the new Nightingale Hospital in London, which has been set up in just nine days at the Excel Exhibition Centre to handle the coronavirus crisis.

The facility, which was officially opened by Prince Charles on Friday, will provide up to 4,000 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen and be used for those who require further intensive care treatment for COVID-19.

Around 25,000 doctors, nurses and support staff will work...
source: Reuters

2020-04-08 00:41
Latest news from Reuters
today 18:08 Britain's Banksy depicts U.S. flag on fire in Floyd tribute
today 16:02 UK coronavirus death toll rises by 204 to 40,465
today 12:53 Lawyer for German suspect in Madeleine McCann case has no comment
yesterday 21:08 Vatican arrests Italian in investigation of London real estate deal
yesterday 20:05 UK government orders expanded use of face masks in English hospitals
yesterday 19:02 UK extends ban on evicting tenants during coronavirus outbreak
yesterday 17:59 UK health minister urges people not to attend large demonstrations
yesterday 17:59 WHO continues hydroxychloroquine trial after UK test halts
yesterday 16:56 UK halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as 'useless' for COVID-19 patients
yesterday 16:56 UK virus reproduction number unchanged overall, but growing in parts of England
yesterday 15:53 UK's death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases tops 40,000
yesterday 15:53 UK halts trial of 'useless' hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients
yesterday 14:50 Biplane fliers enjoy exploring lockdown London by air
yesterday 14:50 UK coronavirus reproduction number unchanged between 0.7-0.9
yesterday 13:47 British luxury carmaker Bentley to cut quarter of workforce
yesterday 13:47 Town where Maddie McCann went missing hopes parents find closure
yesterday 13:47 BBC appoints insider as new boss to negotiate future finance model
yesterday 12:44 Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought - ONS
yesterday 11:41 Britain's Sunak picks ex-official Hughes to head budget watchdog
yesterday 11:41 Tim Davie appointed as new head of the BBC
Latest news from Great Britain
today 18:56 Celtic, the Adidas kit hint and the classic Hoops look that's all the rage
today 18:56 How one British town managed to swerve coronavirus outbreak with simple system
today 18:56 Scots warned to avoid mass Black Lives Matter gatherings as huge crowds of protesters turn out across the UK
today 18:53 Coronavirus: D-Day commemorations muted by COVID-19 restrictions While events of remembrance have been subdued by the pandemic, people have still found ways of paying their respects 76 years on.
today 18:53 NASA mystery: Multiple UFOs spotted in official space station photo - social media frenzy
today 18:53 EU puts 13 British airports on coronavirus ‘high risk’ list but only three from Italy
today 18:53 Tom Jones: Harsh reason star was rejected from James Bond role exposed
today 18:53 Boris 'will not give away our waters' to EU in Brexit fishing row 'it's UK secret weapon'
today 18:53 Sophie, Countess of Wessex wears 'rare' gold necklace with surprising meaning
today 18:53 Ben Shephard children: How many children does Ben have?
today 18:53 Piers Morgan says Cummings ‘wrecked’ lockdown not protestors against ‘racial injustices'
today 18:53 Eamonn Holmes' furious ‘outburst’ see Celebrity Gogglebox removed and re-edited
today 18:53 London protests: Panic as loose police horse charges through crowds - injuries reported
today 18:53 Winston Churchill memorial vandalised as thousands of Black Lives Matter protestors rally
today 18:53 Queen shares touching message after Prince William revealed secret volunteer work
today 18:08 Britain's Banksy depicts U.S. flag on fire in Floyd tribute
today 18:05 Another East Yorkshire coronavirus death confirmed
today 17:51 'You are the vaccine to virus of racism': Joshua gives speech to George Floyd protesters in Watford The British boxer took to the mic and read a speech to people demonstrating against the killing of George Floyd.
today 17:51 Banksy reveals new Black Lives Matter artwork inspired by George Floyd’s death
today 17:51 Bruce Forsyth: Hilarious snub to Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke exposed
today 17:51 Russia threat: Putin pushes towards West - as Trump pulls troops out of Germany
today 17:51 Roman Kemp girlfriend: The happy coincidence which sparked romance with brainy beauty
today 17:50 Anthony Joshua delivers powerful and inspiring speech at Black Lives Matter rally
today 17:50 Sophie Wessex heartbreak: How Prince Edward was away for key Lady Louise moment
today 17:50 Daily briefing: Is there a coronavirus daily briefing today?
today 17:50 Peter Crouch wife: Inside marriage with Abbey Clancy
today 17:50 Worshippers may have to BOOK a place in advance to attend Church when they reopen
today 17:50 Nicole Scherzinger dating: Who is Nicole's boyfriend Thom Evans?
today 17:50 Lighting tracker: Thunderstorms and hail hit UK in weekend downpours - latest maps
today 17:50 Royal tribute: How Meghan Markle made adorable gesture for son Archie
today 17:02 Hull City Council car parking charges to resume
today 17:02 Hull City Council car parking charges to resume
today 17:02 Police statement on crash incident that closed north Hull road
today 17:02 Police statement on crash incident that closed north Hull road
today 17:02 Willerby Caravans worker isolating after positive coronavirus test
today 17:02 Willerby Caravans worker isolating after positive coronavirus test
today 16:47 Hugging family would not cause second wave, claim experts
today 16:47 Be wary of greedy rogue pension advisers, watchdogs warn
today 16:47 Mohamed Salah and Alisson show why Liverpool won't hijack Chelsea Timo Werner transfer
today 16:47 Campsites reopen: Camping gear sales soar as Britons prepare for holidays - list of items
today 16:47 Holiday tips: Ways to make a tent holiday pitch perfect
today 16:47 Prince Philip news: What is Philip’s nickname for the Queen?
today 16:47 Coronavirus update: WHO issues important advice on wearing face masks in public areas
today 16:47 Asda and Sainsbury's issue urgent food recall amid safety fears - full list of items
today 16:47 London protest: Thousands defy warning to pack capital in support of Black Lives Matter
today 16:47 Chelsea Clinton’s stunning letter to US President exposed: 'Don't go there!'
today 16:02 UK coronavirus death toll rises by 204 to 40,465
today 15:59 A&E Afterdark 18-year-old asks 'will I die?' after moped accident
today 15:59 A&E Afterdark 18-year-old asks 'will I die?' after moped accident
today 15:45 George Floyd death: Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by Black Lives Matter "People of colour are being failed," writes the famous anonymous artist, following the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Watch the news from UK on Facebook