Ambulances are parked outside the NHS Nightingale hospital at the ExCeL center in east London on Friday. Hospitals in the U.K. are preparing for an influx of patients as the coronavirus continues to spread.

Ambulances are parked outside the NHS Nightingale hospital at the Excel centre in east London on January 1, 2021. – London’s Nightingale Hospital is ready to admit patients as hospitals in the capital struggle, the NHS has said. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)