China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) – China is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday. On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down yesterday in at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin