As the Premier League is postponed, Manchester City is offering up it’s home to help during the pandemic.
Etihad Stadium will be temporarily taken over by the NHS to help with staff training during the pandemic, as Manchester Central is transformed into a hospital to help treat Coronavirus patients across the North West.
The stadium’s executive boxes and conference rooms will be used to help train both doctors and nurses, with training courses taking place there specifically for those who will be on the front-line of the pandemic.
Three temporary hospitals have been announced in London, Manchester and Birmingham, as experts believe the peak of the virus will hit the UK in the coming fortnight. Just today, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said in the government’s daily update that the UK will face a “significant period” of strict measures in the fight against the virus, just one week after Boris Johnson announced stricter rules for the public to follow. Over 19,500 cases in the UK have been confirmed (as of March 29), with a total death toll of 1,228.