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The Ninoy Aquino Stadium Has Been Converted Into a Quarantine Facility

Here's an inside look at the stadium-turned-instant hospital.
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As COVID-19 spreads, government officials are working overtime to transform structures into quarantine facilities for coronavirus patients. The latest is the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, which will accept asymptomatic patients and people with mild symptoms.

The completion of the stadium's conversion was fast-tracked by the Prime BMD and Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc. of the Razon Group. In just five days, the quarantine facility was outfitted with 112 beds, air-conditioned cubicles, plug-in outlets, and free Internet connection. 

Today, the facility was inspected by National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, BCDA president and CEO and presidential adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects Vince Dizon, and Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain.

Take a look below.

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The stadium will be manned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps. Round-the-clock monitoring will be available, and free food will be provided to patients, health workers, and frontliners.

The Ninoy Aquino Stadium is just one of the city's quarantine facilities. Construction is currently ongoing at the Philippine International Convention Center, the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, and the World Trade Cente. These facilities are scheduled to be finished by April 11.

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