CHO reopens mega isolation facility to accommodate rising Covid-19 cases in Zamboanga City

Published August 25, 2022, 5:24 PM

by Liza Abubakar-Jocson

ZAMBOANGA CITY- The City Health Office opened its mega isolation facility inside Zamboanga Ecozone in Brgy. Talisayan to accommodate more people infected with Covid-19.

The P120-million Zamboanga mega isolation facility is re-opened to accommodate more Covid-19 patients after a surge in cases. (Zambo LGU photo)

Last week, the CHO placed the isolation facility in Barangay Pasonanca under critical level after 70 Covid-19 patients were admitted.

More and more individuals were reported infected with Covid-19, prompting CHO to open the P120-million mega isolation facility.

City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite has requested for security augmentation and other requirements needed for the opening of the mega isolation facility.

There are 376 active Covid-19 cases in the city, based on CHO figures.

Cases started to surge at the onset of August when 18 to 63 cases were reported daily.

Miravite appealed to residents to comply with minimum health standards to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 in the communities.