Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday said that his government has converted Jakarta-based Athlete Village into an emergency hospital for treating COVID-19 or coronavirus patients. The hospital has started operating on Monday.1
The building can accommodate up to 24,000 patients. However, to start with, it will handle 3,000 patients.
“The hospital has been dedicated to handle COVID-19 patients only,” said the president after inspecting the hospital.
The Head of Information and Communications for the National Disaster Mitigation (BNPB) Agency, Agus Wibowo, said the emergency hospital will be operated by the Jakarta Military Garrison Command.
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