Manila opens 14th, biggest quarantine facility

The Manila city government has launched 66-bed quarantine facility at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), bringing to 14 the city’s total quarantine facilities to cater to Covid-19 positive patients.

Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said the PLM facility is the biggest quarantine facility the city government has built so far,

“Modesty aside, this quarantine facility, through the help of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Engineer Macud, is  world-class ‘yung sa PLM, mas defined (you can see that this is world-class, Moreno said, adding the city government continues to strengthen its efforts to fight the pandemic by building more facilities, offering free mass testing, and providing the city’s public hospitals new equipment.

Moreno said for over a week now, the city has been testing public utility drivers, market vendors, mall and supermarket employees as well as hotel and restaurant staff working in the city of Manila.

To encourage more workers in Manila to undergo swab testing, Moreno said families of individuals who would turn out positive and would need to be placed in a quarantine facility will be provided with food assistance.

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