India  

Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:16s - Published
Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday (April 3), erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with coronavirus.

Edward Baran reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

A huge new hospital in London was opened on Friday It's been erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with the coronavirus And built in just nine days in a huge conference centre.

The Nightingale hospital, which will initially provide up to 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen, will eventually be able to treat about 4,000 patients.

Built with help from the military, it's the first of six new temporary hospitals to be set up across the country.

Heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles opened the hospital by video link from his home in Scotland -- a first for the British royal family, who usually carry out such engagements in person.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRINCE CHARLES, SAYING: "As the wonders of modern technology can only do so much and I can't quite reach, perhaps I could invite Nightingale's head of nursing Natalie Grey on my behalf to unveil the plaque to decalre the NHS Nightingale hospital open." Charles said the hospital was an example of 'how the impossible could be made possible'.

So far 3,605 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain have died.



Related news from verified sources

Britain's Prince Charles opens massive new field new hospital to fight coronavirus

Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday, erected to provide thousands of...
Reuters India - Published

UK's Prince Charles, recovered from virus, says it is distressing time for nation

Britain's Prince Charles, who has recovered after testing positive for coronavirus, praised the...
Reuters India - Published


You Might Like


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Prince Charles reveals how music helps him in lockdown [Video]

Prince Charles reveals how music helps him in lockdown

Appearing on a special broadcast by radio station Classic FM, His Royal Highness explained his deep connection to classical music in the UK.

Credit: Bang Media     Duration: 00:39Published
Prince Charles reveals musical role in The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding [Video]

Prince Charles reveals musical role in The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding

Prince Charles has revealed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge called on him to organise some of the classical music played at their wedding in April 2011.

Credit: Bang Media     Duration: 00:45Published