Ministry offers stadiums as field hospital

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:51, Mar 30,2020


State minister for youth and sports, Zahid Ahsan Russel, said on Monday that all the stadiums of the country were open to use as field hospitals for the treatment of the coronavirus affected people.

‘If needed, along with Dhaka country’s  all stadiums especially indoor stadiums can be used as hospitals for the treatment of the coronavirus affected people,’ Russel said in a statement.

There are some 80 stadiums in district and divisional level across the country along with 125 stadiums at upazila level.

‘We have already confirmed the accommodation of the law enforcers, who are working to fight the coronavirus situation, in some major stadiums of the country, including Dhaka,’ he said.

According to the latest statistics of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, the total number of coronavirus infected people in Bangladesh is now 49 with five death cases.

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