The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) of the European Union has issued a directive on the preparation of hospitals for the reception and safe care of COVID-19 confirmed cases [Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients].

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This checklist has been developed to support hospital preparedness for the management of COVID-19 patients. The elements described in the list may not be applicable to all hospitals and may need to be adapted to the specific characteristics of the hospital, the individual national health system, legislation and community where the hospital is located.

Given respect to the fact that private and public healthcare facilities get serious exposure of  suspected and confirmed cases which seem to increase constantly, the responsible authorities should take these measures en masse to all public and private healthcare facilities.