Smoke was spotted rising near London’s ExCel Centre on Tuesday afternoon just before 3pm.
Some online commentators questioned whether a fire had broken out near the site of the converted Nightingale Hospital.
The smoke appeared to originally rise from behind the hospital building – before then moving above the ExCeL centre.
The Nightingale Hospital was opened last week to originally hold 500 beds – in anticipation for the coronavirus crisis to worsen.
The aim is for the centre to eventually hold 4,000 beds.
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Published at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:00:00 +0000