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German football club Borussia Dortmund converted part of its stadium to a treatment center for patients with the novel coronavirus.

Borussia Dortmund announced online that Signal Iduna Park’s north stand would be reserved starting Saturday for COVID-19 patients and suspected cases.

The club renovated a section for coronavirus patients with the help of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia-Lippe (KVWL).

Opened in 1978, Signal Iduna Park is the largest stadium in Germany with a capacity for 81,365 people.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China in December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 181 countries

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