It is known as home to the biennial Singapore Airshow, but the sprawling Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC), has been repurposed into a community isolation facility to house recovering COVID-19 patients and early patients displaying mild symptoms of the disease. It accepted its first 50 or so patients on Saturday (Apr 25).

Most of the patients it is expected to house are foreign workers.

The remodelled indoor facility can accommodate about 2,700 patients. There is an option to increase its capacity to up to 4,400 patients by expanding into the outdoor area, which is currently undergoing construction.

The CEC is the third community isolation facility in Singapore, joining D’Resort NTUC in Pasir Ris and the Singapore Expo. D’Resort NTUC in Pasir Ris is able to take in about 500 people, while the Singapore Expo facility can take double that capacity.

Read More and View more Photos here: CNA

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