Loading… Manchester City have donated the use of the Etihad Stadium to the National Health Service to aid the fight against coronavirus. The Etihad Stadium has been signed over to use for the NHS The 55,000 seater stadium is likely to be used by the NHS to run training courses for staff involved on the frontline to treat the pandemic, according to Sky Sports. The government have sought creative solutions to the need for greater medical space in the last fortnight and work has begun on the Excel Centre in east London to be transformed into a hospital. With the peak of the pandemic expected in the UK in around a fortnight’s time, the government have ramped up use of facilities elsewhere and a temporary hospital is being prepared at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the city centre.Advertisement The Premier League season has been suspended until April 29th at the earliest Read Also: Barcelona star Coutinho seeks Premier League return City opened their doors to the emergency services in the aftermath of the Manchester bombing in 2017, when the Etihad was used as refuge for families of victims and casualties of the attack. It comes as the UK announced its death toll had surpassed 1000 deaths. The latest government figures on Saturday showed a 34% rise in deaths, with 260 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total dead to 1,019. The UK has conducted 120,776 tests since the outbreak with 17,089 confirmed cases. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino Animals11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?