Only 20 patients admitted at Mandaue City Isolation Unit

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WITH the decrease of Covid-19 cases, the Mandaue City Central Isolation Unit (MCCIU) has only 20 remaining patients admitted in the facility.

Although the cases in the city have been decreasing, John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, told SunStar Cebu that they still prepared their two new isolation facilities located in the former North Bus Terminal and at Norkis Park.

He said since there are only 20 remaining patients admitted in the facility, they will finish the quarantine period of all the patients before pulling out.

He said patients admitted in the facility are a mix of asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms.

Once all the patients at the MCCIU finish their quarantine period, all the equipment will be transferred to Norkis Park.

Ibañez said they will use the Norkis Park first as it is near the Mandaue City Hospital.

Some unused beds installed at the MCCIU are being transferred to Norkis Park, said Ibañez.

He said that once they will pull out from the MCCIU, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will immediately disinfect the whole area to prepare it for educational use.

On the other hand, Ibañez attributed the decreasing number of cases in Mandaue City to the Mandauehanons, who are compliant to the city-imposed quarantine restrictions.

On Nov. 10, 2020, Mandaue City reported a total of 44 active cases, 2,214 recoveries and 167 deaths.

Ibañez said the Mandaue City Police Office has remained Covid-free since September and that its police officers undergo swab testing every week.

Mandaue City alo reported that for the whole of October, it has maintained its positivity rate of 2.6 percent although its has intensified contact tracing and testing. (KFD)