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Parang pang-staycation! Abby Binay converts Makati hotel into COVID-19 isolation facility

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay has turned the Makati Friendship Suites into an isolation facility for persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to prevent the transmission of the disease.

Binay said three buildings of the local government-run facility in Barangay Cembo can take in as many as 100 PUIs. She said doctors and nurses from the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) will be in charge of monitoring the patients at the Friendship Suites.

As part of its COVID-19 response plan, the city government has also formed an Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease (EREID) team composed of first responders from the Makati Health Department, sanitation workers from the Department of Environmental Services, and members of the Makati Police Department for patient management, disinfection, and security.

Binay said medical equipment, including X-ray machines, defibrillators, and cardiac monitors, have been set up in the isolation facility.