Mega COVID-19 quarantine facility in Calamba opens in September

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MANILA, Philippines — A mega COVID-19 quarantine facility for Region 4-A (Calabarzon) is expected to open by early September in Calamba, Laguna.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, National Action Plan against COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vince Dizon led the inspection of the mega quarantine facility on Thursday.

“As we ramp up our testing capacity, we are also increasing our bed capacity for isolation and quarantine. These two should go hand in hand,” Duque said.

The construction of 553-bed quarantine facility is already 80 percent complete, according to Dizon, who is also the government’s designated tes…

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