Taguig City set to partially open ‘mega’ quarantine center for residents this week
Published Jul 17, 2020 2:42:24 PM
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) — Taguig City is set to open the first phase of its 500-bed “mega” quarantine facility for its residents who have contracted COVID-19, Mayor Lino Cayetano announced in a media briefing on Friday.
The mega-quarantine facility, located at the Lakeshore area in Barangay Lower Bicutan, is set to be completed within three to four months, according to the mayor.
He noted that the 500-bed capacity of the new facility — plus five existing quarantine centers will be enough to monitor, isolate, and treat its residents who will test positive for the dreaded virus.
Cayetano added that 90 percent of the patients in the city are either asymptomatic or have mild flu-like symptoms.
The national and local government units are now encouraging patients to undergo quarantine at a government facility instead of recuperating at home to prevent the spread of the virus in their households.
Taguig City has a total of 1,663 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,039 active cases.