PH Gov’t Will Turn INC’s Philippine Arena Into “Mega-Quarantine Facility” For Coronavirus Patients
PH – The government will turn Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena into a coronavirus quarantine center.
Millions of Filipinos were left confined in their homes after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte imposed an “enhanced community quarantine” to curb the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. The brave healthcare workers are exempted from the home quarantine.
In a previous article, Filipina actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin launched a fundraising campaign to help solve the overcrowding problems in hospitals. On her latest Instagram post, she announced that she has raised P3 million for it.
Based on a report from Inquirer, the government will turn the Philippine Arna into a “mega-quarantine facility” for COVID-19 patients. Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon expressed his gratitude to the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) for offering the massive arena in Bocaue, Bulacan as quarantine center.
It will cater coronavirus patients in the Province of Bulacan and nearby towns.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa INC, sa Kapatiran, dahil pumayag na po sila. Inoffer po nilang gamiting ang Philippine Arena para magserve sa Bulacan at Region 3,” said Dizon
According to the report, among the twelve (12) facilities being converted to address the overcrowding hospitals were Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls, Quezon Memorial Circle (open areas), World Trade Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, FTI facility (Taguig City), Duty-Free Philippines (Parañaque), Quezon Institute, Filinvest Tent (Alabang) and the PhilSports Arena (Pasig).
The government has converted several state-owned facilities to isolate all patients suffering from the coronavirus disease.
Everyone’s doing the best they can to help fight the coronavirus. We can all hope that this pandemic will end very soon.
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