London's newest 4,000-bed hospital to treat COVID-19 patients

In London, a 4,000-bed temporary hospital has been opened in a conference centre, just nine days after work on it began.

    The UK has reported nearly 700 new deaths, taking its toll to more than 3,500.

    The news came as a new hospital was opened in the capital, just over a week after work on it began.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from London.


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