The Las Pinas City government will open a new isolation facility due to the surge and intensification of the city’s isolation efforts in helping those who have contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Mayor Imelda Aguilar said the new isolation facility will be called the Ligtas Center 2 located along Talon Dos with a 120- bed capacity.
Aguilar said the city government has two existing isolation facilities -- Ligtas I located in Barangay Daniel Fajardo with 100 beds, and Ligtas 3 located in Barangay Almanza Dos with 88 beds.
She said the City Health Office (CHO) reported that due to the city government's intensification of its isolation efforts, Ligtas 1 is already 70 percent occupied while Ligtas 3 now has an 85 percent occupancy.
The mayor said that Ligtas 2 is now ready to open to help residents who have contracted COVID-19 virus and need to be placed in a quarantine facility.
The CHO on April 20, recorded a total of 1,446 active cases of COVID-19.