Oman converts airport into hospital for COVID-19 patients

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Construction work is underway to turn the departure building of the old airport in the Omani capital Muscat into a hospital for taking in COVID-19 patients, according to the Omani newspaper Al Watan.

Well-equipped mobile rooms have been set up in the building that has been readjusted to comply with health requirements to treat the COVID-19 patients, the report said.

The conversion step aims at easing pressure on health institutions in Oman amid fears of a further spike in virus cases and a second wave of infections.

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The departure terminal at the old airport has easy access from an opposite bridge and is located in the vicinity of the entrance to Muscat. The facility, which has several car parking lots, can also take in patients from other provinces of the sultanate.

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