The decision was made after public hospital beds reached 100 percent occupancy amid medicines and health workers shortages.
"COVID-19 patients will be assisted in those military institutions that were transformed into isolation centers at the beginning of the pandemic," Vice Minister Hernan Martinez said without informing how many beds or how many centers will be enabled.
So far, 1,645 COVID-19 patients have been admitted to public hospitals and 368 people are in intensive care units (ICU).
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