TACLOBAN CITY – The municipal government of Leyte, Leyte temporarily converted its gymnasium as an isolation area for residents who are identified as persons under investigation (PUIs) but are living in houses that are not ideal for home quarantine.

Leyte town municipal health officer Dr. Lynette de la Cruz-Evans said that the isolation area has isolation tents for each patient.

Each tent has its own pillow, blanket, sleeping mat, table and chair, hygiene kit, food, and snacks. Patients only needs to bring clothes but they have to be decontaminated before their entry.

To ensure comfort, ventilation system was also placed strategically in the area and the facility has also its own decontamination area and dressing room located at the entrance.

Patients will also have activities to ease their boredom while they are on quarantine.

For the safety of their frontliners, the municipal health official said that they have prepositioned personal protective equipment like goggles, N95 mask, and improvised protective suit using PVC type raincoat.

As of March 23, the town has a total of 14 PUIs and 347 persons under monitoring (PUMs).

“We all have our own responsibility. I hope everyone does their share of contribution to stop Covid-19,”Evans said. (ROEL T. AMAZONA) xxx