The national tennis center in New York will be converted into a hospital

Part of the National tennis center in New York, which hosts matches of the US Open, will be converted into a temporary hospital with 350 beds, according to Reuters.

The measure is related to a lack of resources in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic. The refurbishment of the structure will begin on Tuesday. It is noted that the hospital is likely to receive patients who are not infected with the coronavirus.

On March 11, the world health organization declared the outbreak of a new COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 690 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the world, and more than 33 thousand people have died.

New York is currently at the epicenter of the epidemic in the United States. The authorities are hastily preparing for the peak of the epidemic, which will come, according to estimates, in 3 weeks.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
Function: Editor