The government is planning to put up more quarantine facilities in Cebu City due to the rising number of COVID-19.
In an interview on ANC, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, “This Wednesday, several members of the IATF will be going to Cebu City again together with (Department of Public Works and Highways) Secretary Mark Villar to look for more sites where we can put isolation or quarantine facilities.”
Año noted that many of the COVID-19 infections in Cebu City were caused by patients of the virus under home quarantine.
“We took note that most of the infection in the community was because many of our positive patients are undergoing just home quarantine,” Año said.
“You cannot be assured of those patients if they are observing the proper protocols of home quarantine. Better to extract them out of the community to ensure the safety of the families and of the neighborhood,” he added.
“Just like what we are doing here in Metro Manila, we built a lot of mega treatment and isolation facilities so we are able to separate immediately those who are positive, mild, and asymptomatic patients.”
Cebu City is under the strictest lockdown measure or Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) until June 30.