Famed India Cricket Stadium To Be Used For Coronavirus Quarantine
Zeeshan Mehtab 24 days ago Sat 11th July 2020 | 02:35 PM
Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday
Kolkata, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Jul, 2020 ) :Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.
With the city's hospitals under growing pressure, hundreds of beds are to be set up in the 80,000 capacity stadium that was used for the 1987 World Cup final.
"It is our duty to help and support the administration in this hour of crisis. The quarantine facility will be used for police personnel who are COVID-19 warriors," said Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya.
"Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure," added Dalmiya.
India's nationwide coronavirus toll rose Saturday to 820,916 cases with 22,193 deaths.