China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns
China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the countryâs most important holiday.
On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down in at least 13 cities home to more than 36 million people. The cities are Wuhan, where the illness has been concentrated, and 12 of its neighbors in central Chinaâs Hubei province.
âTo address the insufficiency of existing medical resources,â Wuhan is constructing a hospital modeled after the Xiaotangshan SARS hospital in Beijing, Wuhan authorities said in a Friday notice. The facility will be a prefabricated structure on a 25,000- square-meter (270,000-square-foot) lot, slated for completion Feb. 3....
Alan Taylor wrote: Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode. Several hundred staff members and firefighters then tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the worst-ever civil nuclear disaster. More than 50 reactor and emergency workers were killed at the time. Authorities evacuated 120,000 people from the area, including 43,000 from the city of Pripyat. Below, recent images from Chernobyl and nearby ghost towns within the exclusion zone, as well as memorials held in Ukraine and Russia.
excerpt from, "Visiting Chernobyl 32 Years After the Disaster"
This has taken their eyes and hands of persecuting Christians, and bulldozing churches. Could be that all of China will lift up hands and voices for His mercy. How Arrogant to say God does not exist. Hmmm.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Are those worse sinners there than elsewhere? Probably not. This should cause all people everywhere to repent and call on the name of the Lord. Yet most will just gnaw their tongues and blaspheme instead.
Yes indeed, Quiet Brother. It makes me think of the endtime scenes of God's wrath which ought to humble men, but instead makes them worse. There is nothing so foolish as an unregenerate man.
Are those worse sinners there than elsewhere? Probably not. This should cause all people everywhere to repent and call on the name of the Lord. Yet most will just gnaw their tongues and blaspheme instead.