MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo said Monday her office has set up temporary shelters for medical frontliners of the Lung Center of the Philippines who battle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a Facebook post, Robredo said her office in partnership with the Angat Buhay partners turned over the temporary shelters under "The Oasis Project" to the hospital's medical workers who need them.
"Hangarin ng proyektong ito na mabigyan ng ginhawa ang ating medical frontliners, sa gitna ng mga hamon na kanilang hinaharap sa mapanghamong panahong ito," she said.
Robredo thanked those from the private sector who contributed to the project.
"Dahil sa husay, malasakit, at pusong ipinamalas ng ating mga kasama mula sa pribadong sektor, naitayo natin ang isang maaliwalas at maayos na pahingahan, na umaasa tayong makakatulong sa ating magigiting na hospital workers," she said.
"Kasama kayo, muli na naman nating napatunayan na mas malakas tayo kapag sama-sama."
Last week, data from the Department of Health showed that health workers accounted for at least 11.8 percent of the total confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines.
This percentage has been coming down in recent weeks with fewer new cases and more recoveries.