Nograles Says 3 Quarantine Sites Ready By April 12
3 QUARANTINE SITES READY – As the Philippines continues the fight against COVID-19, three new quarantine facilities were readied by the government for suspected cases.
According to Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Disease spokesperson Karlo Nograles, these facilities would be ready by April 12. The facilities would include the following:
- Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) with 700 beds
- World Trade Center, with 600 beds
- Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, 650 beds.
Moreover, a report from GMA stated that Nograles announced the PICC to be ready come April 10. Additionally, the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex would be ready on that day as well.
“The World Trade Center, on the other hand, will be ready by April 12. It is being set up by ICCP and Ayala or Makati Dev’t Corp. Iyong April 10 and 12, full completion“, he added.
Furthermore, if the Philippines needed additional quarantine sites, Nograles stated that the government was ready to get additional facilities.
Posible ring gaming quarantine and isolation facility ang Quezon Institute, Duty-Free Philippines Parañaque, Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City, Quezon Memorial Circle at Veterans Memorial Medical Center complex
Currently, the Philippines has reported around 2,311 cases of COVID-19. Along with this, the virus had caused 96 fatalities while 50 have recovered.
However, the sudden increase of confirmed cases were attributed to the Philippines conducting more COVID-19 tests. Furthermore, the additional tests kits meant that more cases would be discovered.
Meanwhile, as per the report, the quarantine facilities were assigned by the government after it designated hospitals such as the Philippine General Hospital and Lung Center of the Philippines as coronavirus referral centers.
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