MANILA, Philippines — Marikina lone district Representative Bayani Fernando proposes turning school classrooms into quarantine facilities for asymptomatic coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.
By doing so, Fernando believes, the spread of COVID-19 will be contained rather than let the positive patient stay at home where the risk of infecting other members of the family is high.
Fernando proposes one classroom, one asymptomatic patient.
“I am proposing that asymptomatic individuals be quarantined in classrooms and the ratio would be 1:1 or one classroom, one COVID-19 positive person. In this way, we can prevent further transmission,” Fernando said in a statement.
“We have around one million classrooms across the country and these are located in the communities. I believe that most of our classrooms are equipped with electric fans especially in cities where COVID is prevalent,” he added.
The lawmaker said teachers can be the one in charge of food preparation for those in quarantine.
Meanwhile, the families can still visit but with necessary transmission barriers in place.
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