Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium To Be Turned Into A Quarantine Centre For Coronavirus Patients

by Suchismita Pal
Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium To Be Turned Into A Quarantine Centre For Coronavirus Patients

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After Gurudwara and railways, sports comes to play to help the nation combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Various stadiums and sports facilities are now being offered as isolation wards to accommodate the increasing number of COVID-19 suspected patients in India. Read on to know more.

How Is It Happening?

The Sports Authority of India ( SAI) has recently announced that it will hand over the Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium to the Government to create pro tem quarantine facilities for the coronavirus patients in the Capital. SAI has already handed over its Sonepat Center and SAI Training Center (STC) in Patiala to the victims of the pandemic. Also, the authority has provided 120 beds in STC in order to make it quarantine ready. About a week ago, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly had also offered the indoor facility and players’ dormitory of the Eden Gardens to the West Bengal Govt. to be used for quarantine purposes.

Picture Credits: Deccan Herald

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What’s More?

BCCI has declared a donation of a whopping ₹51 crores towards the PM-CARES Fund to support the battle against the fatal infection. Various popular sports personnel from the country have also come forward with substantial donations for the cause. Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has pledged to make a benefaction of ₹80 lakhs for the pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar donated ₹50 lakhs and Dhoni contributed ₹1 lakh towards the same. Suresh Raina is also donating ₹31 lakh to PM-Cares Fund and ₹21 lakhs to the Disaster Relief Fund of UP CM. Ganguly has distributed rice worth ₹50 lakh to assist the affected patients. Other athletes like shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Bajrang Punia and sprinter Hima Das have also rolled out funds to curtail the virus spread.

Picture Credits: Sportsmatik

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Apart from sportspersons, many film personalities have also contributed financially to the cause. The Prime Minister of India has urged all countrymen to donate their bit to fight the crisis through the Government portal Let’s all be a small part of the big change and bid adieu to the pandemic that’s wreaking havoc worldwide.