Another 17 quarantine facilities are scheduled to open this week for COVID-19 patients according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DPWH Build Build Build Committee chairperson Anna Mae Lamentillo said the new quarantine facilities will be available if needed.
According to Lamentillo, the DPWH plans to build more facilities, depending on the need to avoid shortages.
Currently, all provinces are said to have quarantine facilities where COVID-19 patients will temporarily stay while they are recovering.
“By next week, mayroon tayong 17 new quarantine facilities. We plan to build more depending on the need. Ayaw lang po namin na magkaroon ng kakulangan,”said Lamentillo.