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    A total of 23 additional COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Metro Manila are now under construction and being fast-tracked for completion before the end of August 2020.

    This was disclosed by Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Monday citing the urgency of the projects as the Department of Health recently announced that COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy in the National Capital Region (NCR) has reached 'danger zone' or more than 70 percent occupancy.

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    A new off-site dormitory that will provide temporary shelter to medical personnel of Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) in San Fernando City, Pampanga was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

    DPWH assures the continuous assistance to the Department of Health in the provision of the much needed public health facilities to meet the COVID-19 national health emergency, said Secretary Villar.

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    Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Thursday, July 23, 2020 said that a total of 150 facilities that were constructed and repurposed are now being used as facilities for quarantine, isolation and off-site dormitories of COVID-19 patients and frontline workers.