Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Didier Drogba, a former Côte d'ivoire footballer, presented his private hospital in Abidjan, the largest city of his country, to the service of the state for its use in the fight against the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Drogba has offered to use the hospital, which belongs to his own foundation and is named after Ivorian footballer Laurent Pokou, who died in 2016, as the covid-19 Centre, according to country media reports.
The mayor of Abidjan, Vincent toh Bi Irie, thanked Drogba for this patriotic act and stated that the hospital could functionally use it in the Covid-19 fight, although it was not yet fully finished.
The Ivory Coast government has announced it will use 45 Kovid-19 centres across 13 countries in Abidjan. 574 cases of Kovid-19 have been identified since March 11, when the first case was seen in the country. Of these, 85 recovered and 5 died.