Isko, Honey open another quarantine facility in Sampaloc

Isko Moreno & Honey Lacuna
Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna bared that the newest quarantine facility at the Dapitan Sports Complex is the sixth to be opened in Manila and will have a total of 30 personnel composed of 24 mainstay and six security. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

ANOTHER sports complex quarantine facility, this time in Sampaloc, Manila, was opened to the public by Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna.

Moreno said new facility, located at the Dapitan Sports Complex, is the sixth to be opened in Manila since the pandemic began, even as he announced that the city is nearing completion of its target of 400 beds.

The new Dapitan quarantine facility was initially meant to have 45 beds in all but Lacuna, who exercises supervision over all city-run hospitals being a doctor herself, said that it was upgraded to 60-bed capacity, considering the number of COVID cases in Sampaloc, both confirmed and suspected.

Lacuna also said that a total of 30 personnel composed of 24 mainstay and six security, will be manning the said quarantine.

Meanwhile, Moreno vowed that in the next few days, the city will again be opening several additional quarantine facilities in various parts of the city. He earlier announced that he plan to open 12 such quarantine facilities.

“Six more to come.. nakatatlo tayo in three days. We  will open another in a day or two,” said Moreno, as he also vowed to step up even more, efforts aimed at preparing the city for any eventuality such as possible spike in coronavirus cases, now that the entire National Capital Region had been placed under general community quarantine.

Sampaloc had consistently been on top of the list of areas in the city with th highest number of COVID cases from Day 1, as in fact it was the very first district that was put by Moreno under hard lockdown.

The quarantine facilities are there to serve as a containment or isolation area for those who test for the virus in the rapid test kits.  It is there where these individuals will be swabbed and then await the results of the said swab test.