Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) Philippine Arena Turned Into COVID-19 Quarantine Facility
INC PHILIPPINE ARENA – The Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) Philippine Arena turned into a 2019 novel coronavirus quarantine facility.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo church is one of the country’s largest, powerful and influential denominations. They are responsible for building the world’s largest indoor arena, the ‘Philippine Arena.’
The multipurpose indoor arena in Bocaue, Bulacan was featured on Discovery Channel on December 25, 2013. The opening ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games was also held there.
The Philippine government now needs more quarantine facilities to treat coronavirus patients. In a previous article, Iglesia Ni Cristo offered the ‘Philippine Arena’ to be used as a quarantine center.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon said the massive arena will accept COVID-19 patients in Bulacan and its nearby towns. He also thanked INC for allowing the government to use it during the pandemic.
“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,” he said.
Based on a report from Eagle News, the INC Philippine Arena is the biggest COVID-19 quarantine facility in the county. The “mega” quarantine facility will hold mild coronavirus patients.
The arena could accommodate 300 patients and house 300 health workers. The Health official has already checked the facility and said it is almost ready.
According to the report, the “mega” quarantine facility is already complete with beds, chairs, and refrigerators. They will start accepting COVID-19 patients next week.
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In a previous article, the Philippine Sports Commission allowed the government to convert the Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Coliseum into COVID-19 quarantine facilities.
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