NEW video footage has shown more of the SEC’s transformation into an emergency hospital for those suffering with the coronavirus.

The emergency facility, which was announced two weeks ago, will be ready to open at the Scottish Events Campus very soon. The hospital is to titled NHS Louisa Jordan, after the Scottish First World War nurse who died on service in Serbia.

The hospital will have a capacity of 300 but could increase that number to 1000 if necessary.

The new footage shows how more than 750 contractors and NHS staff have come together to build the facility.

The footage came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Scotland grew to 4229 and the number of deaths in Scotland rose by 74 to reach 296.

Nicola Sturgeon expressed her “deepest condolences” to the bereaved families earlier today.

Temporary hospitals have opened around the UK, with others in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast being announced in recent weeks.

The NHS Nightingale at London’s ExCel Centre is the largest with 4000 beds available.

A further two temporary hospitals have been commissioned for Bristol and Harrogate.

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