The Cape Town International Convention Centre will be transformed into a temporary hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus.
Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, made the announcement on Thursday. Siting that the CTICC 1 building will become available immediately until 7 September.
Winde says 857 acute beds will be available at the new facility, to assist with the current shortage of 1 000 acute beds in the province.
Patients displaying mild conditions who would need to be hospitalised and treated will be admitted to the facility and oxygen will be available for administration to patients who may require it.
Amenities at the facility include beds, showers, nursing stations, support stations, physio stations and bulk oxygen tank spaces. The facility is expected to run like a normal hospital.
The hospital is expected to be fully operational from mid-June.