Brazil’s football clubs offer stadiums to help with coronavirus sick

first_img Santos announced that a temporary clinic would be set up in one of the lounges inside its Vila Belmiro stadium. Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 Brazil currently has 1,128 confirmed infections and 18 deaths. Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Friday predicted the virus would reach its peak in the country between April and June, anticipating a drop in COVID-19 infections from September. Mandetta warned the health system in the country of 210 million people could reach saturation by the end of April. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Brazil’s top football clubs are handing over their stadiums to allow health authorities to turn them into field hospitals and clinics to fight the coronavirus pandemic. File photo of the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 16, 2019 With football in the country suspended until further notice, more than half the clubs in Brazil’s Serie A have given up their stadiums as authorities in densely populated Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro seek to expand hospital capacity to deal with the crisis. Current South American champions Flamengo are giving control of their famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro to health authorities, said club president Rodolfo Landim. “In this grim moment, I wanted to invite our great Red and Black nation to renew hope and work for better days. Let us take care of our elders, help those who need it most,” Landim wrote in a message to supporters. Authorities in Sao Paulo – Brazil’s biggest city – said they would install 200 beds in a field hospital at the Pacaembu municipal stadium to relieve pressure on the city’s hospitals, while two of the city’s big clubs were also lending a hand. Corinthians said they have made their Itaquerao stadium and their training headquarters available “so that the authorities can evaluate how they can be used to combat the spread of the disease”. Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movieslast_img read more