The Department of Education (DepEd) has extended the use of schools in the province as isolation facilities for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) until June 30.
In an interview on Wednesday, Libertad Mayor Mary Jean Te, also the president of the Antique chapter of the League of the Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP), said DepEd Antique Superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong has personally called her on Tuesday to allow the LGUs to use schools as isolation sites.
The schools accommodate LSIs and OFWs during their 14-day quarantine.
Earlier, the LGUs were only allowed to use the schools until June 1 but it was extended to June 15.
“In Libertad, they will still be using the Lindero Elementary School and San Roque Elementary School as isolation facilities until June 30,” Te said.
She added that they have a total of 94 people—89 LSIs and five OFWs—under quarantine in the two isolation facilities.
Te said they are rushing to convert their municipal covered court as temporary isolation facility so they could transfer by June 30.
Laua-an Mayor Francisco Baladjay Jr.said as of now they is still using the Laua-an National High School (LNHS) as their isolation facility because it is near the Municipal Health Office (MHO), making it “more convenient for our front-liners”.
He said Laua-an has 54 LSIs, and two OFWs undergoing quarantine. (PNA)