The Polish government has begun converting the Narodowy stadium in Warsaw into the country’s first field hospital for Covid-19 patients.
The first works started on Saturday,” the government announced in a Monday tweet.
The hospital will be set up in the stadium’s conference rooms and will have an initial capacity for 500 Covid-19 patients. Capacity could be expanded to a maximum of 1,000 beds, according to the government.
Poland reported 132 deaths from Covid-19 on Friday -- its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began. The country has now registered 175,766 cases and 3,573 deaths in total, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.