Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said 48 people who recently recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from the city’s centralized quarantine facility on Sunday.
“We sent them home with their health clearances, test results, and food packs,” Sotto said on his official Facebook page.
The Pasig City government has converted some of the buildings at Rizal High School into the city’s centralized quarantine facility in order to isolate residents infected with the disease.
The facility houses patients who are either asymptomatic or those with mild symptoms of the dreaded disease which has already infected over 320,000 people in the country.
Sotto had earlier underscored the importance of isolating infected patients at the city’s quarantine facility not just to ensure the safety of the patient, but of the community as well.
“Sa totoo, mas ligtas kayo doon. Mas mamo-monitor natin ang kalusugan at kalagayan ninyo doon (Honestly, you will be more safe there. We will be able to closely monitor your health and condition at the facility),” he said.
“At pangalawa, hindi lang para sa inyo ito. Mas safe din para sa komunidad ninyo, sa mga kamag-anak ninyo, sa mga kapitbahay ninyo. Kaya sana ay mag-cooperate ang bawat isa. (Secondly, this is not just for you. It will be much safer for the community, for your relatives, and for your neighbors as well. So I hope that everyone will cooperate),” he added.
As of October 3, Pasig City has a total of 6,862 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 913 are active cases, 5,653 patients have already recovered, while 296 people have died.