Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Repost: DOTr and 2GO Convert Two Passenger Ships into Quarantine Facility

Image courtesy of www.rappler.com

Source: www.rappler.com

Dennis Uy-led 2GO Group will convert two of its passenger vessels into quarantine ships for returning overseas Filipino workers and other persons under monitoring for the novel coronavirus.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a statement on Sunday, April 5, that the ships would be operational by next week and would be able to serve 1,500 patients.

"Most hospitals in Metro Manila have already pleaded for help in attending to COVID-19 patients. Some of them can no longer accept more patients due to overcapacity, and that is what we are trying to address here," said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade in the statement.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) earlier suggested turning private passenger ships into temporary quarantine facilities, a proposal approved by the government's inter-agency task force handling the response to the outbreak.

The DOTr said the PCG would ensure "unhampered and orderly operations of quarantine ships," in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Bureau of Quarantine.

The DOH would inspect the vessels to ensure they comply with health requirements.

The DOTr said it is reaching out to other shipping companies which may be willing to offer their vessels as well.

Aside from ships, stadiums, theaters, and hotels will also be converted into quarantine areas. 

As of Sunday, there are 3,246 coronavirus cases in the Philippines, with 152 deaths and 64 recoveries. – Rappler.com

8 comments:

  1. Andami na new quarantine facilities naten ah....pero ANG TANONG: may natitira pa ba na healthcare workers (doctors & nurses) para ma-assign jan? 🤔

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    1. quarantine facility lang naman. pedeng ung mga pui at pum na di pwedeng sa bahay maglagi pwedeng dyan mag-stay hanggang maclear sila

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    2. Thinking the same thing. Pwede din ung may kunting background sa medical or customer service na wala namang ginagawa sa bahay sa ngayon pwede nila i-hire with of course proper training muna para lang may kita pa din sila sa panahon ngayon.

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  2. Napaka laking help ito sa lahat . Sana maraming pang makatulong . Lalo Na sa mga mahihirap Na mga tao. Prayers Lang ang Kaya kong maibigay.
    Salamat sa lahat Na tumutulong.

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  3. This is a very good idea. Punuan na ang mga hospitals. At hindi rin pumapayag yung mga tao na i-convert na quarantine facility ang isang building na malapit sa lugar nila dahil takot sa hawahan. Quarantine ship is brilliant, malayo sa tao, isolated dahil nasa laot. Sea breeze also helps.

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  4. Nakaka touch naman ang bayanihan na nangyayari sa bansa natin. Kaya natin to Pilipinas. Laban lang.

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  5. Lord sana katukin mo pa ang puso ng lahat ng private sectors at mayayaman na may means tumulong.AMEN

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  6. ito dapat ay ginawa noong pang first day ng quarantine. naka focus kasi ang lahat ng tao sa effect ng virus at naisantabi ang cause which is to how stop the virus. its late pero better than late than never..
    sana naman pag nag house to house para mabigay ng food at pera, baka pede na ring isabay ang pag check if there are symptomatic sa member ng household. doing this procedure is part of the cause, this will help isolate the people between infected and non-infected.
    one way to fight the virus is, don't be affected by emotions but rather mentally and physically prepare ourselves to fight the virus.

    pov lang po..

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