Government preparing crisis scenario for hospitals

The government is preparing a crisis scenario for hospitals which are no longer able to take in patients or are nearing their capacity limit. Health Minister Jan Blatny said on Friday that lighter cases that still need medical care could –in the event of need – be treated in makeshift health facilities set up in gyms. Earlier the minister also spoke of using spas for this purpose. Should the spread of the infection get worse the government may also order specialists in outpatient clinics and medical students to help out in hospitals.