Ivorian government reserves three football stadiums as hospitals for Coronavirus patients. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the world, the Ivorian government has taken over three football stadiums.
These are to be used as isolation and treatment centres for coronavirus patients.
Robert Champroux Stadium in Marcory, Treichville Sports Park and Jesse Jackson Complex in Yopougon have all been designated.
They are going to be used as treatment centres as the Ivorian government outlines measures to combat the highly contagious disease.
The three stadiums have been idle since football and other sports activities were suspended in the West African nation almost three weeks ago.
The Ivorian government is planning to decongest hospitals and spread the treatment centres across the country hence the creation of these temporary centres.
Ivory Coast has reported at least 179 Covid-19 cases with seven recoveries and a single death.
What you need to know about these stadiums
Robert Champroux Stadium
It is a multi-use stadium in Marcory, in a suburb of Abidjan. It serves as a home ground of Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan, Stade d’Abidjan and Stella Club d’Adjamé.
It accommodates 3,000 spectators.
Treichville Sports Park
This is an indoor sporting arena located in Treichville, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The capacity of the arena is 3,500 people.