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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to be Used as Quarantine Facility, Says Delhi Govt

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Last Updated: March 30, 2020, 23:05 IST

File photo of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

File photo of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The Sports Authority of India handed over the stadium after the District Magistrate had earlier in the day asked if it could be used for the purpose of quarantine.

New Delhi: The Sports of Authority of India (SAI) on Monday said it is handing over the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here to the Delhi government for using it as a quarantine facility for patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

SAI handed over the stadium after the District Magistrate had earlier in the day asked if it could be used for the purpose of quarantine.

The Sports Ministry had on March 22 announced that facilities under SAI across the country will be made available for usage as quarantine facilities.

More than 1250 positive cases for the novel coronavirus have so far been reported across the country besides 36 deaths.

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far claimed over 34000 lives worldwide.
first published:March 30, 2020, 23:05 IST
last updated:March 30, 2020, 23:05 IST