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Wuhan Makeshift Hospital Retires as Epidemic Wanes
Xinhua
DATE:  Apr 15 2020
/ SOURCE:  Xinhua
Wuhan Makeshift Hospital Retires as Epidemic Wanes Wuhan Makeshift Hospital Retires as Epidemic Wanes

(Yicai Global) April 15 -- A makeshift hospital ceased operation in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, on Wednesday as the coronavirus epidemic wanes.

Wuhan Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital was built in 10 days to treat COVID-19 patients. Its last batch of patients were transferred to normal hospitals on Tuesday.

The retirement of the hospital is a landmark development in Wuhan's months-long battle with the epidemic, indicating the city's COVID-19 treatment is "back to the normal track," said Jiao Yahui, an official with the National Health Commission.

At the closing ceremony, doctors and nurses waved flags and wrote their names on the clothes of their colleagues for memory.

Authorities said Leishenshan will not be dismantled immediately after Wednesday's closure but will be kept for a while.

"We hope that the hospital will never restart operations again," a local district official told an applauding crowd.

Aerial photo taken on April 15, 2020 shows the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital ceased operation in Wuhan on Wednesday as the coronavirus epidemic wanes. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Nurses with Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University seal off a gate of Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 15, 2020. Wuhan Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital ceased operation in Wuhan on Wednesday as the coronavirus epidemic wanes. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

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