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Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium COVID-19 field hospital tents being set up01:43

Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium COVID-19 field hospital tents being set up

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
April 03, 2020 at 10:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tents were being set up at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Thursday, as the venue is being converted into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

Drone footage shows the tents being erected on the parking lot of the iconic stadium, which hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup final games and the 2016 Olympic games opening and closing ceremonies, besides the Brazilian football team's games.

Upon the completion, the field hospital will be able to receive up to 400 patients, becoming one of Rio's eight makeshift facilities built amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil has registered around 8,000 cases of coronavirus and at least 327 deaths. The first person among the country's indigenous population was tested positive earlier on Thursday, raising fears the disease might affect a vulnerable community.

Brazil: Drone footage shows Maracana stadium COVID-19 field hospital tents being set up01:43
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Tents were being set up at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Thursday, as the venue is being converted into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

Drone footage shows the tents being erected on the parking lot of the iconic stadium, which hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup final games and the 2016 Olympic games opening and closing ceremonies, besides the Brazilian football team's games.

Upon the completion, the field hospital will be able to receive up to 400 patients, becoming one of Rio's eight makeshift facilities built amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil has registered around 8,000 cases of coronavirus and at least 327 deaths. The first person among the country's indigenous population was tested positive earlier on Thursday, raising fears the disease might affect a vulnerable community.

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