Story Text: Argentina's army has built a quarantine hospital on the field to treat an uptake in coronavirus cases, with the country in lockdown to stop the spread of the pandemic.
The hospital has 28 beds and state-of-the-art equipment such as respirators and x-rays. Medics hope this facility will ease the drain on the hospital system.
The Argentine government has also deployed police officers to control the access points around the sprawling capital, to halt the community spread of coronavirus.
According to reports, police have detained more than 4,000 people for violating social isolation measures between Friday (March 20) and Sunday (March 22).
So far, Argentina has reported 301 coronavirus cases and seen six dead from COVID-19.
President Alberto Fernandez has ordered a national quarantine to be put in place until March 31.
(Production: Claudia Martini, Juan Bustamante, Horacio Soria)
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