In these difficult times, everyone is coming forward to help out with the COVID19 pandemic. With many countries expected to face an overburden on their health systems and hospitals expected to be full, many other venues are converted into makeshift hospitals or isolation wards.
In Klagenfurt (Austria) field beds are being set up on indoor tennis courts to get ready to house the patients affected by the Coronavirus when the hospitals become full as can be seen by the tweet of noted tennis journalist Jose Morgado.
The tennis world has often come to the forefront trying to provide relief to those impacted by such disasters from time to time. World No. 2 Simona Halep, of Romania, said she was donating money to buy medical equipment in her country.
American teen Coco Gauff started a fundraiser to raise money for the pandemic that would go to UNICEF. And several other tennis players, including Bianca Andreescu, Caty McNally, Michael Chang and Todd Martin have donated items to raise money for the cause as well.
"Field beds are set up at an indoor tennis court in Klagenfurt, Austria on March 17, 2020 to house patients of the new corounavirus COVID-19 when the hospitals are full."
Dominic Thiem 'watching'
[getty] pic.twitter.com/m8Pyaf5cud — José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 19, 2020
This picture is so powerful, truly shows how this disease transcends even sports at the moment.
— Ashley Hlaka (@man_ash3271) March 19, 2020