Borussia Dortmund converts part of stadium into virus treatment centre

The two teams enter the pitch before the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg. (Martin Meissner/AP)

German soccer club Borussia Dortmund is converting part of its stadium into a treatment centre amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bundesliga club says a space inside Germany’s largest soccer stadium has been made available for medical staff to examine people with virus symptoms.

The move comes after an influx of suspected coronavirus cases put existing facilities in the city of Dortmund under strain.

The centre will open on Saturday.

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