Military hospital’s infectious ward closed for renovations until May, prompting Coronavirus concerns

Part of the Krakow military hospital (phot. Ankie Lok)
Part of the Krakow military hospital (phot. Ankie Lok)

The Military Hospital in Krakow has announced that its department of infectious diseases will be closed until May for the renovation which began last November.

The information came in response to concerns about Krakow’s ability to deal with a hypothetical outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city.

With the military hospital’s quarantine facilities down, that leaves only the new Jagiellonian University Hospital buildings in Krakow’s Prokocim district or Nowa Huta’s Żeromski hospital equipped to deal with patients who need to be separated from the rest of the population to prevent the spread of the virus.

People who experience symptoms of Coronavirus – a fever above 38C (100.4F), coughing, and shortness of breath – should consider reporting to one of these infectious wards, not the military hospital (especially if they have recently traveled to a country with an outbreak).

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    March 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm
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    Please help, i have nonrefundable reservations to stay in Krakow, April 8-11, staying at the Metropolitan Boutique Hotel. My arrival was supposed to be on Lufthansa, flt. from MILAN. Although, I realize my reservation is NONrefundable, the Hotel is giving you a binary choice of losing your money or possibly bringing the Corona virus in from Milan to the citizens of Krakow. Is this really what we want? Would you kindly help me with an opinion column and or helping me getting this information to the mayor. We need to stop this virus from greed is unacceptable!

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