ZAGREB, November 26, 2020 – Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said on Thursday that the Arena Zagreb sports hall has been activated and equipped for the accommodation of COVID-19 patients.
“The Arena has been activated, mobilised and equipped. When it will become operational will be decided by medical professionals and the Health Ministry. It is intended for patients who have passed the worst stage of the disease. We will see when this will be, but it can be soon,” Bozinovic told a press conference at which new measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic were presented.
He added that the Arena would accommodate hospital patients who had not fully recovered and who needed to spend some more time under medical observation.
Bozinovic said that regional government units could adopt additional measures provided that they were tighter than those adopted by the national coronavirus response team.
The Defence Ministry said on Thursday that army personnel were on standby to assist the public healthcare system in case of opening of the medical unit at the Arena Zagreb.