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Poland proactive approach, turn National Stadium into field hospital as Covid-19 surges

Drone pictures of the PGE National Stadium where the government builds special filed hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Warsaw, Poland October 19, 2020. © Reuters / Maciek Jazwiecki/Agencja Gazeta

19 October, 2020

In a proactive move by the Polish government in preparation for a possible overload of the hospitals due to a surge of Covid-19., the governemt has decided to open a temporary field hospital at PGE Narodowy, the nation’s largest football stadium.

The transformation job of the 58,580-seat venue into a 500-bed medical facility under the supervision of the head of the prime minister’s chancellery, Michal Dworczyk, started during the weekend. According to a local media, the capacity may be expanded to up to 2,000 beds as said by government officials

According to report, Poland has a rapid growth in daily Covid-19 cases since late September, with almost 80,000 active cases of the disease in the country at the moment. The pandemic has claimed 3,573 lives in Poland since its beginning.

The government of Poland introduced a stricter social distancing rule in the country in response to the increasing spread last week.

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