Shanghai to Open 50,000-Bed Makeshift Hospital as Covid Infections Climb

TAIPEI—Shanghai authorities are preparing to open its largest makeshift hospital, with 50,000 beds, as newly reported Covid-19 cases in the hard-hit coastal megacity of 25 million people soared to a new daily high.

Health authorities said Friday that they logged more than 21,000 locally transmitted coronavirus infections in Shanghai on the previous day, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of March to roughly 130,000.

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