Kings' home to become Covid-19 quarantine site
NEWS: The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth and home of the Southern Kings has been identified as one of the COVID-19 quarantine sites in South Africa.
The 35 000-seater stadium with 140 private suites will be one of the country’s 37 sites that can be utilised as quarantine facilities to accommodate people who might need to be isolated as the country battles with the virus.
According to the DispatchLIVE, the Port Elizabeth’s acting mayor Thsonono Buyeye said they were taking proactive steps alongside the department of health to brace for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know that many of our people will have difficulty with self-isolation, due to housing and other social challenges,” Buyeye told DispatchLive.
“The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is an asset of government with world-class infrastructure perfectly suited to respond to the current pandemic,”
He added that they were working with the Mandela Bay Development Agency to prepare the stadium, with assistance from the public health department.
“Some of the work we are busy with now includes converting hospitality suits into isolation rooms and doctor’s facilities”.
Source: SABCnews & DispatchLive
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