The COVID-19 quarantine site at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, will be opened this week.

The stadium has been identified as one of the sites that can be utilised countrywide to accommodate people who might need to be isolated as the nation battles with the virus.

The Metro has the largest number of coronavirus cases in the province with more than 90 people having tested positive.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Spokesperson Mthubanzi Mniki says they don’t have enough resources and has urged the public to donate.

“We call upon the Neslon Mandela Bay residents as they usually do to bring their unused blankets to any spar in the Bay, and we will appreciate such resources to make people comfortable and TO recover from COVID-19.”

There are 37 sites countrywide that can be utilised as quarantine facilities to accommodate people who might need to be isolated as the country battles with the virus.

In the video below, the government says it has identified 37 quarantine sites countrywide:

The 35 000 seater venue for international rugby and football games has about 140 private suites, a doctor’s room and several rooms for physiotherapy.

With the increasing number of daily infections, acting Executive Mayor Tshonono Buyeye said they decided to be proactive, and the stadium was identified as a suitable site for quarantine because of its world class facilities.