Residents of New York were shocked to look out their windows and see white tents going up in the north meadow of Central Park in New York on Sunday.
"Not sure if I find this more reassuring than terrifying," New York Times reporter Katie Rosman confessed on Twitter.
Not sure if I find this more reassuring than terrifying. https://t.co/AkDQhCieIk— katie rosman (@katie rosman)1585518436.0
"We’re told patients will initially be coming from the Mount Sinai Health System. This buildout is apparently an exact replica of an emergency field hospital that Samaritan’s Purse opened on March 20 in northern Italy," New York One reported.
You can see the comments from people below:
I’m in Central Park - they’re building field hospitals for coronavirus patients https://t.co/agpcmVNnXh— carolynryan (@carolynryan)1585518013.0
This is horrifying. Medical tents in Central Park. https://t.co/S8S99R9aPM— Emily C. Singer (@Emily C. Singer)1585518501.0
The same group that set up an emergency pop-up hospital in Northern Italy is building one in Central Park, to be fu… https://t.co/8bEpX0sEDf— Laura Bassett (@Laura Bassett)1585511452.0
NYC is constructing a hospital in Central Park, close to 60K New Yorkers are infected, Florida is on the same traje… https://t.co/nrwUjhF2sK— Danielle Moodie (@Danielle Moodie)1585512770.0
For those who don't know the NYC geography, this is the North Meadow of Central Park https://t.co/4bJoNTUyks— Stu Loeser (@Stu Loeser)1585505828.0
Mobile hospital rooms being built in Central Park today, across Fifth Ave from @MountSinaiNYC. At least four huge… https://t.co/kYfWnQsOr2— Mark Elliott (@Mark Elliott)1585495539.0
The @SamaritansPurse Emergency Field Hospital is being set up in the East Meadow of Central Park today. We hope to… https://t.co/InNgQ4JLMg— Franklin Graham (@Franklin Graham)1585504804.0
There's an emergency hospital being built in Central Park https://t.co/4HX68y5gT4 https://t.co/6HBlxq1mrb— Allan Smith (@Allan Smith)1585513256.0
Samaritan’s Purse field hospital going up in Central Park. This is surreal. https://t.co/j7e6JiZXro— Emily Belz (@Emily Belz)1585509881.0
They are opening a literal field hospital in Central Park, near Mt. Sinai Hospital. https://t.co/6ge6bj2QsY— Eric Kabakoff (@Eric Kabakoff)1585514492.0
Here is today's "oh sh*t, we're living in a movie" moment-- They're building field hospitals in central park next… https://t.co/smS204sKSt— The Levine Machine (@The Levine Machine)1585516386.0
Check out pics - @SamaritansPurse is assembling 68 bed field hospital in Central Park / NYC ...will be finished i… https://t.co/Ie8IoMqwGq— Greta Van Susteren (@Greta Van Susteren)1585506797.0
a field hospital in central park is being set up for mount sinai overflows https://t.co/J4vU2h356G— detty (@detty)1585514559.0
Central Park NYC. Mt Sinai. Right now. https://t.co/vArTUJfniq https://t.co/oMErmYi1vU— Devin T. Stewart (@Devin T. Stewart)1585511935.0