Monday, 06 July 2020 13:43

Moreno thankful to hotels, pension houses, inns for housing LSIs, ROFs

Written by Stephen Capillas
Moreno thankful to hotels, pension houses, inns for housing LSIs, ROFs Photos by Stephen Capillas

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno profusely thanked some of the city’s hotels, inns, and pension houses for agreeing to and providing discounted rates to the city to house the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) for their two-week quarantine.

“The city government is spending so much for the food and lodging of the LSIs and ROFs who are native Kagay-anons, including the personal protective equipment (PPEs) of the City Hall teams in charge of fetching and transporting the LSIs and ROFs as well as disinfecting the rooms used to house them,” Mayor Moreno said during Saturday noon’s (July 4) press briefing.

The mayor said the hotels, inns, and pension houses agreed to the discounted rates in lieu of their commercial rates which would have made it more costly for the city to pay for. “There were also some accommodation establishments that agreed to provide some rooms for free and for that I am grateful to them,” Mayor Moreno said.

Mayor Moreno said providing comfortable accommodations for the LSIs and ROFs for their two-week quarantine is one of the cornerstones of Cagayan de Oro City Hall’s non-pharmaceutical Interventions. City Hall has currently 28 City Isolation Units to house LSIs, ROFs, and COVID-19 positive cases in the city.

“Even if they are positive, so long as they are stable and asymptomatic, they can eventually recover from COVID-19. This is based on the COVID-19 spectrum of disease by health authorities which show that 85 percent of asymptomatic, stable COVID-19 cases usually recover after two weeks of quarantine. Those that test positive will remain confined until they test negative,” Mayor Moreno said.