Mumbai — India’s financial hub and the epicentre of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, is converting its heritage structures into quarantine facilities as it races to prepare for a predicted peaking of infections this month.

From a new hospital being built just a short stroll away from the US consulate building and the India offices of Citigroup to quarantine centres being set up in a nature park and planetarium, the Mumbai metropolis is readying 100,000 beds, or about five times the current number of positive diagnoses...

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