Zero death at Ninoy Aquino Stadium

ALL 123 Covid-19 patients have gone home—the last having been sent off last Saturday amid the cheers of the courageous medical and security staff—after fully recovering from the killer disease at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium (NAS) in Manila.

“We thank the Lord that all 123 patients at the NAS were healed and have returned to their respective families,” Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Security Supervisor Angel Dayag said. “The doctors from the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] did an excellent and heroic job attending to the patients.”

The youngest patient at the NAS was 18 and the oldest was 63.

Besides the NAS, the other PSC facilities that were commissioned to become quarantine facilities dubbed “We Heal as One Centers” were the Rizal Memorial Coliseum also inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate and the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.

With no more patient to attend to, the NAS is now undergoing disinfection procedures that started on Monday and will last until Friday.

The Rizal Memorial Coliseum has only 67 patients, according to the AFP Health Service Command, while Philippine National Police Health Service Head Lt. Col. Jay Carpio said the PhilSports is catering to 34 patients.

The patients are either suspected of having contracted the virus, exhibiting mild positive symptoms or are positive of Covid-19.

“We are all confident that the patients in the PSC’s care will all recover and just like those who have gone home, they would soon return to their families,” Dayag said. “Zero death, prayers did it.”

Security at the PSC facilities are tight with AFP and PNP personnel locking down the complexes to nonessential individuals. As a result, the PSC went extremely skeletal in its manpower during the quarantine and obliged athletes and coaches residing at the facilities to go home.

Date: June 10, 2020 | Newspaper: Business Mirror | Source: