The hospital in Wuhan that hit global headlines thanks to the 6-day timescale it was going to take to be constructed has been complete, state media has reported.

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Fire God Mountain Hospital has been handed over to the Chinese military and is expected to receive patients from Monday.

The admission of its first patients will come just 10 days after its construction kicked off.

Wuhan has been the epi-centre of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of people and infected hundreds more.

The military boosted its medical personnel dealing with the virus in Wuhan to 1,400 after an order from President Xi Jin Ping.

At the time of writing this article, The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force had started airlifting medical personnel to the facility, which has a bed capacity of 1000.

Authorities in the country have been working round the clock to contain the spread of the disease.

Measures have been taken to contain its spread including imposing a ban on movements in Wuhan and canceling New Year celebrations.

This comes as a University of York student in the UK was admitted to hospital over suspicion he had contracted the virus.

"I want to reiterate to students, staff, parents and visitors that we're working with our partners across the city to ensure that York and the university remain a safe and welcoming place to live, work and visit, " Vice-chancellor Prof Charlie Jeffery said as quoted by the BBC.