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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:42 AM

Brazil Transforms Sports Venues into Field Hospitals for Coronavirus

By Michael Brown
March 26, 2020 04:15 AM



Airport employees wear masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 as they
work at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Feb. 26, 2020.

One of the most famous stadiums in Latin America is being transformed into a field hospital to treat patients infected with coronavirus in Brazil.

The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, home to Olympics and World Cup contests, is among a group of stadiums and convention centers that will be used to accommodate the growing number of coronavirus cases in Brazil.

In Sao Paulo, which has the most case confirmed cases of the virus and deaths, the mayorís office said that a combined 2,000 hospital beds would be added to the Pacaembu stadium and the Anhembi convention center in just a few weeks.

Dr. Luiz Carlos Zamarco, director of the Sao Paulo's Public Servants Hospital, said the Anhembi Convention Center will have a capacity for 1,800 hospital beds, 72 of those will serve as an intensive care unit.

More:
https://www.voanews.com/americas/brazil-transforms-sports-venues-field-hospitals-coronavirus

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:46 AM

1. Just really noticed the date under the photo. It says they were wearing masks in February!

Quite a bit of a difference between Trump's kingdom and even Bolsonaro's kingdom!

They were getting serious much earlier.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:48 AM

2. I hope Brazilians get rid of Bolsonaro.

Unlike here in the U.S., Bolsonaro's flippant disregard for the seriousness of the situation has cost him in popularity, with citizens banging pots and pans and yelling for him to "Go."

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