China is building two new hospitals to treat patients affected by the coronavirus, with construction moving at an astonishing pace.

Land-levelling work has been finished at the second of the two hospitals, with work only beginning on Saturday.

More than 1,000 workers have been working on two shifts around the clock since then.

In the next step, they will lay pipes and isolated layers on the ground to prevent the soil and water from being polluted after the hospital is put into use.

With a capacity of 1,500 beds, Leishenshan hospital is due to open on 5 February.

Both it and the other hospital under construction, Huoshenshan Hospital, are following the building model of the Xiaotangshan Hospital in Beijing.

Xiaotangshan was built in seven days and admitted one-seventh of China's SARS patients within two months, creating a miracle in the history of medicine.