The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has set up free Wi-Fi access points at the newly inaugurated temporary treatment and monitoring facility in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.
DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said that the installation of free internet at the quarantine facility will help isolated patients to communicate with their family, friends and loved ones online during these difficult times.
“With the nationwide public health emergency, your DICT is providing all the necessary assistance to the national government through the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID),” Honasan said in a statement Sunday, April 18.
“These include the provision of Internet connectivity and access to COVID-19 quarantine and treatment facility as well as in vaccination centers nationwide,” he added.
The installation of Free Wi-Fi in the facility, which can accommodate up to 300 asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and various government agencies.
The initiative was made through the DICT’s Luzon Cluster 2.
DICT Assistant Secretary Kristoffer L. Tiansay reiterated the DICT’s commitment to continuously provide internet connectivity and access in COVID-19 vaccination sites, isolation and quarantine facilities.
To date, the DICT has deployed 8,361 active Free Wi-Fi sites across the country.