Construction of temporary infirmaries for coronavirus patients is underway, with two new facilities. The work it will be 1.4 thousand military medics.
The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, home to around 11 million people.
As a result of the outbreak, Wuhan, Tianjin and several other cities in China have been placed under lockdown by the government to prevent a global pandemic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has approved the dispatch of 1,400 military doctors to the Huoshenshan Specialised Hospital in Wuhan to work to treat the coronavirus. That facility, named the PLA Sars hospital, treated nearly 15% of the country's Sars patients in two months.
An aerial view shows the completed site of the Huoshenshan Hospital
The total number of cases nationwide had reached 14,380, with a national death toll of 304, the commission said.
Photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows employees from China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd. working at the construction site of Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.
The second hospital, also located in Wuhan, is expected to begin operations on February 6. Foreign nationals, other than immediate family members of USA citizens who have traveled to China in the previous 14 days, will be denied entry into the country.
The virus strain not seen before has spread to at least 17 countries, where authorities have been scrambling to contain the epidemic and evacuate their citizens from the worst-hit Hubei Province in China.
Still, many are questioning if the hospital can actually be built, and more so, functional, in just six days.
One 22-year-old arriving at a Beijing train station from northeastern China said her family had urged her to delay her return.