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OVP to open dorm for COVID-19 frontliners

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The Office of the Vice President (OVP) on Sunday announced it will provide free dormitories to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) frontliners amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

In a Facebook post, the OVP said the accommodation is open to all health workers, medical practitioners and other frontliners such as security guards and COVID-19 program volunteers.

“Bilang pagtugon sa kahilingan ng ating mga frontliners, magbubukas ang ating Tanggapan kasama ang ating mga partners ng libreng dormitory para sa kanilang mga sumasabak araw-araw sa laban kontra COVID-19,” the OVP said.

The dormitories, which is located in Cubao, Quezon City, is in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte and the Spouses of Rotary Club of San Juan North.

The OVP clarified the dormitories are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those who want to reserve a slot in the dormitories, you may call 0998 591 7408 and look for Andrea.

More updates will be announced soon on the OVP’s official Facebook page.

Mass and public transportation has been suspended since March 17 in connection with the enhanced community quarantine over Luzon that the Philippine government declared on March 16.

President Rodrigo Duterte has already placed the entire Philippines under state of calamity, allowing the government to tap more funds to contain the spread of the virus.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the country reached 380 with 25 deaths on Sunday. — Ma. Angelica Garcia/LA, GMA News

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