KOLKATA: Kolkata’s legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is for use as a quarantine centre for Indian police who’ve the coronavirus, officers stated Saturday.
With the town’s hospitals beneath rising strain, a whole bunch of beds are to be arrange within the 80,000 capability stadium that was used for the 1987 World Cup last.
Almost 550 Kolkata police have examined constructive for the coronavirus and two have died.
“It’s our responsibility to assist and assist the administration on this hour of disaster. The quarantine facility shall be used for police personnel who’re COVID-19 warriors,” stated Cricket Affiliation of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya.
The beds shall be put in galleries across the seating and never on the pitch that was final utilized by India for a day-night Check towards Bangladesh final November.
“Such areas can be completely segregated as a security measure,” added Dalmiya.
The stadium can also be utilized by the Kolkata Knight Riders Indian Premier League aspect however this 12 months’s match has been repeatedly postponed due to the pandemic.
India’s nationwide coronavirus toll rose Saturday to 820,916 instances with 22,193 deaths.