The Department of Information and Communications Technology on Wednesday said it installed free Wi-Fi hotspots in new COVID-19 quarantine centers in Metro Manila.
These are in Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila, Philippine International Convention Center and World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.
The quarantine centers provide venues to isolate suspected cases that hospitals are unable to accommodate. The department said free Internet connectivity would help health workers in their submission of situation reports online. It will also alleviate fear and distress among frontliners and patients by allowing them to keep in-touch with their families and loved ones.
Through the DICT’s Free Wi-Fi for All Program, Filipinos can stay connected even in isolation. In addition, the DICT, through its regional clusters, also provided free Wi-Fi to quarantine centers in different regions in the country.
Quarantine centers with free Wi-Fi in Luzon include Dagupan City Astrodome in Pangasinan, New Clark City–Athletes Village in Capas, Tarlac, and City Rest Drive Inn in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.