New York Gov. Cuomo asking Trump to approve construction of more coronavirus emergency hospitals

March 27, 2070 / By Greg Norman | Fox News

Andrew Cuomo is calling on President Trump Friday to approve the construction of four additional temporary hospitals to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in New York City.

The demand from New York’s governor comes as FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard have already started building such facilities in Manhattan, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As of Friday afternoon, New York has 53,000 hospital beds available, but is well short of Cuomo’s estimation of 140,000 needed.

“We are going to seek to build another four temporary emergency hospitals, which would get us another 4,000 beds,” Cuomo told reporters from the Javits Center, the site of the emergency hospital being set up in Manhattan.


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