How FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield is being used during coronavirus crisis as picture goes viral

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The FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield has been transformed into a giant storage depot for the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.

Photographs of supplies stored inside the venue have been shared online and Rother Valley MP, Alexander Stafford, has confirmed how the Arena is being used during the global pandemic.

Posting on Twitter, the Conservative MP said: “They are using Sheffield Arena as a big PPE (persional protective equipment) centre and will use this as the main warehouse during the crisis.”

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The FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield is being used as a storage depot for the NHS during the coronavirus crisisThe FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield is being used as a storage depot for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis
The FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield is being used as a storage depot for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis
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Meanwhile, in North Yorkshire, a coronavirus ‘field hospital’ is being built in preparation for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, health chiefs have confirmed.

The temporary hospital will be set up at the Harrogate Convention Centre and have space for up to 500 beds.

The centre is the latest facility to be announced as a so-called ‘Nightingale’ hospital, to care for patients with coronavirus.

Other Nightingale hospitals have already been announced at the NEC in Birmingham, the GMEX centre in Manchester and the ExCeL conference centre in east London.

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Public Health England announced yesterday that there are now 715 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sheffield - up from 113 on the previous day.

A total of 31 hospital patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the city.

There are now 154 confirmed cases in Barnsley, 154 in Rotherham, and 116 in Doncaster.

Across UK, 38,168 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and the official death toll stands at 3,605.

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