27 January 2021,   09:03
Brazil football stadiums to turn into coronavirus field hospitals

Brazil’s top football clubs are handing over their stadiums for health authorities to turn them into field hospitals and clinics to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Monday morning, Brazil has 1 546 confirmed infections and 25 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

With football in the country suspended until further notice, more than half of the 20 teams in Brazil’s Serie A have given up their stadiums as authorities in densely populated Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro seek to expand hospital capacity to deal with the crisis.