London exhibition centre transformed into coronavirus hospital

London's Nightingale Hospital will initially provide up to 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen, with the capacity of increasing up to several thousand beds if required.

The ExCel Centre in the Docklands district of east London has more than 900,000 sq feet (83,613 sq metres) of exhibition space and normally hosts industry events for sectors like defence, travel, hospitality and property.

The United Kingdom's coronavirus death toll rose by 27 percent to 1,789 in the space of a day, Britain's cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday (March 31).