The US Army is assembling a field hospital with 250 beds at the CenturyLink Event Center in Seattle for the treatment of non-Covid-19 patients.

Expected to open next week, the army field hospital will enable local hospitals to free up their beds for people infected with Covid-19.

US Army Colonel Hope Williamson-Younce said: “We have medical doctors, nurses and support staff from all over the world, they mobilised in a moment’s notice to support the American people.”

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