As tourists left the country hotels are looking for another use of their accommodation facilities. As the nation braces for massive impact with corona virus hotels are changing to the improvised temporary hospitals and quarantine zones. Citywest complex is rapidly changing its hotel to 750-bed hospital. The conference hall becomes stepdown care for recovering patients.
Another 450 beds are reserved could the necessity arise. According to scientists the peak of the infection will be in mid April. Cork, Galway and Limerick have established the similar facilities based on hotels. Healthcare staff is preparing for the worst case scenarios and may be never used in coming weeks. Chief executive of Health Services Paul Reid considers the work as necessary for the anticipated surge in coronavirus cases.
As for now Ireland is relatively calm. 2415 are infected and 36 patients have died. Five are considered to be healthy once again.