Kuwait converted a section of Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium as quarantine facility

Move taken to combat coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Kuwait converted a section of Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium as quarantine facility

Kuwait has converted a section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium into a quarantine facility in move to combat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs Dr. Rana Al-Fares declared on Saturday delivering a section of Jaber Al-Ahmad Sports Stadium quarantine to the Ministry of Health.

The initiative was taken to back up efforts by the State and health authorities after increase of numbers of infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), said the minister in a statement.

The undersecretary of the ministry, Ismail Al-Failakawi said that the quarantine facility was built in three weeks.

The complex includes a field medical centre, dormitories for medics and nurses, 5,000-beds, intensive care units, and pharmacies.

He explained that the delivered section included 1,250 beds, adding that the other units would be handed over later.