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Free Wi-Fi in quarantine centers

/ 05:06 AM April 16, 2020

Newly renovated coronavirus quarantine centers will get free ­Wi-Fi, the Department of Information and Communications Techno­logy (DICT) said.

The DICT said it had rolled out Wi-Fi in Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.

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The facilities were refurbished to house suspected cases and ease the strain on hospitals.

The Department of Public Works and Highways said it had turned over the PICC COVID-19 facility to the Philippine National Police Medical Corps.

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The makeshift hospital at PICC Forum tent has 294 patient cubicles and six nurse stations. Hospital beds and other equipment, such as IV stands, wheelchairs, defibrillators, are now installed in the PICC Facility and will have a mobile pharmacy and a mobile X-ray machine.

The DICT said it would also provide free Wi-Fi in quarantine centers in different regions across the country.

These include the Dagupan City Astrodome in Pangasinan, New Clark City–Athletes Village in Capas, Tarlac; and City Rest Drive Inn in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Other locations are the Sacred Heart School for Boys in Cebu City in Visayas and Ateneo de Zamboanga–Lantaka Campus in Zamboanga City in Mindanao. —Miguel R. Camus

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