Anyone who displays respiratory symptoms while arriving in Moscow from countries suffering a COVID-19 outbreak will be removed to a single hospital on the city’s southern outskirts, said Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova.
The hospital complex in question is located in the town of Kommunarka. Rakova said the facility is already prepared to receive coronavirus patients and provide them with separate accommodations.
Patients from Moscow’s Infectious Disease Clinical Hospital No. 1 are already being transferred to Kommunarka. Kristina Tkach, a billiards player hospitalized in the new hospital following a trip to Italy, had previously complained that patients being observed for coronavirus symptoms were not isolated from other patients.
Construction for the Kommunarka hospital began in 2017. By December 2019, four buildings had been completed. Five more are scheduled to be built.