March 17, 2020 / 1:57 PM / 22 days ago

Berlin planning new hospital for up to 1,000 coronavirus patients - report

BERLIN, March 17 (Reuters) - The Berlin city government has agreed to build a new hospital for up to 1,000 coronavirus patients with the help of the military and other partners, German daily Tagesspiegel on Tuesday cited the capital’s health minister as saying.

As of Monday there were 6,012 people in Germany infected with coronavirus, of which 300 are in Berlin. The newspaper did not give any details of the construction timeframe.

Tagesspiegel said that from Monday underground train services in Berlin would be reduced, with trains only running every 10 minutes.

Reporting by Michelle Martin Editing by Paul Carrel

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