Warsaw to build second temporary COVID-19 hospital

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A second temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients will be constructed on the premises of a military base in the Warsaw suburb of Okecie, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Monday. The new hospital is to offer 250 beds, including 30 for intensive care patients.

Warsaw already operates a temporary COVID-19 hospital set up in the city's National Stadium.

Blaszczak said the Okecie hospital should be operable before the end of November, and informed that staff recruitments have already been announced. The hospital will employ over 400 and will be supervised by the Military Medical Institute.