Brighton convert Amex Stadium into Covid-19 testing centre

Brighton and Hove Albion have a team huddle before the match Brighton and Hove Albion v Watford - Premier League - AMEX Stadium 08-02-2020.

Brighton & Hove Albion's Amex Stadium has been converted into a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre to assist the National Health Service (NHS) during the new coronavirus outbreak, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Soccer in England has been suspended since March 13 because of the virus that has infected over 2.31 million people globally causing more than 158,000 deaths.

The club said the initiative is part of the government's drive to increase testing for thousands of NHS staff and other key workers fighting to curb the spread of the virus.

"The centre was scheduled to see more than 50 NHS frontline workers on Saturday afternoon, and they will have the results of their tests within 48 hours," Barber added.

"Within a few days, the site should reach its capacity of up to 1,000 tests a day."

Tottenham Hotspur have also installed medical equipment in their new stadium to operate drive-through COVID-19 testing and swabbing for NHS staff and their families.

Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea are among other clubs actively involved in helping the NHS staff.
Premier League footballers have also launched a fund to raise money for NHS charities.

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