Brazilian soccer clubs offer their stadiums to help fight coronavirus

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Mar 19 (Reuters) – Several Brazilian soccer clubs, including Bahia, Athletico Paranaense and Sao Paulo, have joined the fight against the coronavirus by offering their stadiums and training camps to the authorities.

“We are making our training centers available to the government to receive patients with Covid-19, for as long as they need it,” Bahia said on Twitter.

The club said it had three pavilions with 28 rooms at its Fazendao training center and that authorities would soon transport patients there.

Meanwhile, Paranaense offered its stadium and training ground to the authorities “for any use they deem necessary.”

Sao Paulo also offered its facilities, including the Morumbi stadium, which hosted the inaugural Copa América match last year.

The largest nation in South America so far has confirmed 621 coronavirus cases and six deaths.

(Report by Andrew Downie; Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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