Robredo launches free dormitory in QC for COVID-19 frontliners | Inquirer News

Robredo launches free dormitory in QC for COVID-19 frontliners

/ 12:44 PM March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday opened a free dormitory in Cubao, Quezon City for medical practitioners at the forefront of the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The dorm will serve as temporary shelter for the frontliners amid the month-long Luzon wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The initiative was made by the Office of the Vice President with its Angat Buhay partners.

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“Sa pagsisimula ng inisiyatibong ito, umaasa kami na makapagbigay ng kahit kaunting ginhawa para sa ating mga magigiting na frontliners na walang sawa sa paglilingkod sa ating mga kababayan,” Robredo said.

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Due to limited space, the dormitory will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested persons can send their inquiries to [email protected] or 09985917408.

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President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon under a month-long lockdown on March 21, forcing about half of the country’s population to observe home quarantine.  His order came just two days after a botched attempt to restrict the movement of people living and working in Metro Manila.

To date, there are 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, 38 of whom have died while 26 recovered.

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