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US Open Stadium Converted to 350-Bed Hospital to Fight COVID-19

+ADw-p class+AD0AIg-subtitle+ACIAPg-The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be converted to a 350-bed facility, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Katie Honan.+ADw-/p+AD4APAAh— tml-version+AD0AIg-2+ACI –+AD4APA-p+AD4-A training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. is being converted into a+ACY-nbsp+ADs-350-bed facility to fight the coronavirus outbreak, according to The Wall Street Journal’s +ADw-a href+AD0AIg-https://www.wsj.com/articles/queens-stadium-to-be-converted-into-temporary-hospital-in-coronavirus-fight-11585605068+ACIAPg-Katie Honan+ADw-/a+AD4.+ACY-nbsp+ADsAJg-nbsp+ADsAPA-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-The+ACY-nbsp+ADs-Billie Jean King Tennis Center is one of the stadiums used for the US Open, held in+ACY-nbsp+ADs-Flushing Meadows-Corona Park each August. Construction to alter the facility could begin on Tuesday, per Honan.+ACY-nbsp+ADsAPA-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-The United States Tennis Association +ADw-a href+AD0AIg-https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/03/13/usta-suspends-events-coronavirus+ACIAPg-suspended all tournaments +ADw-/a+AD4-indefinitely on March 13. The +ADw-a href+AD0AIg-https://www.si.com/tennis/2020/03/17/french-open-postponed-september-coronavirus+ACIAPg-French Open has been postponed+ADw-/a+AD4 until September, but there has been no announcement on a delay for the 2020 US Open.+ACY-nbsp+ADsAPA-/p+AD4APA-p+AD4-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the death toll in New York due to the coronavirus had climbed to 1,218 as of Monday morning.+ACY-nbsp+ADs-There are more than 729,100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus globally across at least 171 countries.+ADw-/p+AD4-

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