First mobile quarantine facility at CCP complex completed

THE Department of Public Works and Highways and Villar Group of Companies have completed the conversion of shipping containers into 120 mobile rooms.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said the quarantine facility have been deployed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City.

Villar said the high cube containers converted into mobile rooms can be used as additional COVID-19 isolation health facilities or these may also function as alternative living quarters to temporarily house medical doctors and staff on duty at hospitals or at mega quarantine facilities operating at PICC, World Trade Center and Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

“PUIs and PUMs may be housed in the We Heal As One Center - CCP while awaiting for results. The 30 units of shipping containers can accommodate a total of 120 individuals,” he noted.

The DPWH chief said a 20-footer container can be divided into four fully-airconditioned rooms for sleeping with separate toilet and bath, and aluminum window frame for proper ventilation.

Meanwhile, courts in the National Capital Region and all regions in the country resumed operations yesterday following the government’s decision placing these areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ).

However, night and Saturday courts remained suspended.

The Supreme Court said that since public transportation is still not fully operational under GCQ, courts may continue to function under skeleton force, if necessary.

In Metro Manila, courts will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, while those outside Metro Manila will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Supreme Court also said that there will be no walk-in requests will be entertained by any court and its offices and filing of criminal and civil cases and pleadings by parties in pending cases may be done either manually or electronically.

With Hector Lawas