In Perpignan, a facility medicalized by Doctors Without Borders

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Located on the southern outskirts of the Catalan capital, the Première Classe hotel has been transformed since the end of March into a reception center for patients with Covid-19.

Through Guillaume Mollaret

The “Covid Hotel” in Perpignan is currently treating 6 patients. They were twenty last week. Jc Milhet / Jean-Christophe Milhet

“Au Bon Secours”. The locality on which the “Covid hotel” is located in Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) has revived an ancient history whose cadastre keeps its memory. Located on the southern outskirts of the Catalan capital, the Première Classe hotel, emptied by the pandemic of its passing travelers, has been transformed since the end of March into a reception center for patients with Covid-19. This is not a place to house the seriously ill, but patients who do not need or no longer need to be hospitalized.

With 35 rooms available, the “Covid hotel” in Perpignan frees up as many beds at the local hospital center which, at the end of last month, housed the busiest infectious disease services in Occitania in terms of its capacity to ‘Home. The hotel, whose medical care is provided by Doctors Without Borders, has since been provided with resident patients who agree not to leave their room once admitted.

Initially, this establishment located on the road leading to the

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