The Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, received its first batch of infected patients on the morning of April 9.

On April 9, Shanghai reported a record of 1,015 confirmed and 22,609 asymptomatic domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases. Since March 1, the city has reported roughly 150,000 infections.

According to the Chinese media The Paper, on the morning of April 9. Hall 3, with a total of 3,400 beds, welcomed the first batch of infected people.

At noon on April 9, hall 3 and hall 4 of Fangcang temporary hospital under the National Exhibition and Convention Center were successfully handed over, providing 6,748 beds. This area consists of two independent wards with a total area of about 52,000 square meters.

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