A field hospital is set up by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian aid organization, and FEMA at the East Meadow in Central Park amid a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020.
Aleksandra Michalska | Reuters
Fourteen white tents opened for business in New York’s famed Central Park this week to treat COVID-19 patients.
More than half of the Empire State’s coronavirus cases are in New York City, according to the state’s coronavirus site.
The new 68-bed facility is run by Mt. Sinai Hospital, which is located directly across the street from the tents in Central Park. Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian disaster-relief organization run by Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, did the construction and is providing staff.
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