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Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium set to be used as COVID-19 field hospital01:01

Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium set to be used as COVID-19 field hospital

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
April 1, 2020 at 00:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

Drone footage shows Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on Tuesday, as work began on converting the venue into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

The hospital is set to be built in the stadium's car park and will have 400 beds upon completion, with construction expected to last roughly 10 days.

The Maracana served as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, and also hosted the FIFA World Cup final two years earlier.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has 5,717 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 201 people dying as a result, as of Tuesday.

Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium set to be used as COVID-19 field hospital01:01
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Drone footage shows Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium on Tuesday, as work began on converting the venue into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

The hospital is set to be built in the stadium's car park and will have 400 beds upon completion, with construction expected to last roughly 10 days.

The Maracana served as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, and also hosted the FIFA World Cup final two years earlier.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Brazil has 5,717 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 201 people dying as a result, as of Tuesday.

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