CHED: 28 SUCs used as COVID-19 quarantine facilities

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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Thursday that at least 28 state universities and colleges (SUCs) nationwide have so far been used as temporary treatment and isolation facilities amid the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to CHED chairman Prospero de Vera III, the SUCs that were converted into quarantine facilities were able to house around 20,000 people including asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, suspected coronavirus patients, and locally stranded individuals.

“Ito’y sinimulan natin nung June at tuluy-tuloy ito hangga’t kailangan ng mga local governments ‘yung mga pasilidad ng mga state universities,” De Vera said in a te…

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