The Poliedro sports center in Caracas will be opened this Friday as a field hospital with 1,200 beds for people who have been infected with COVID-19 and have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, President Nicolás Maduro reported.
During a government act, Maduro stated that the objective is to isolate all those who have been infected with COVID-19 but who have not developed symptoms or have them but are mild.
“Thus, we are activating hotels to meet the goal that all cases detected, confirmed by PCR, even if they are asymptomatic, have direct treatment,” he stressed about what he considered as “a success of the Venezuelan model for the treatment of coronavirus.” .
In this sense, the president added that, although the cases have grown, there are patients who are recovering. “I saw that several videos were recovered and came out on social networks of recovered people. Some were with mild symptoms and we kept them there with GPs with medicines, pills and complete treatments, totally free,” he added.
Given this situation, he explained that he has decided to preventively prepare the Polyhedron with its main facilities and its parking lot with the Armed Forces.
The governor stressed that those who have moderate or severe symptoms will not go to the Polyhedron but will be in public and private medical centers
Finally, he commented that he has authorized the use of all vertical gyms in Venezuela, if necessary, to isolate asymptomatic patients with mild symptoms of coronavirus.
For her part, the mayor of Caracas, Erika Farias, stressed that they have activated 66 hotels in the capital, of which 11 are “toilets”, where more than 800 asymptomatic patients have been admitted.
So far, 17,158 Venezuelans have been infected with SARS-VOC-2, of which 154 have died, according to the latest official report.