An island resort in Sofronio Española town is being prepared by the provincial government to become a quarantine facility for serious cases of COVID-19.
In an online press briefing Wednesday of “Pakimanan ta si Gob” through the Provincial Information Office (PIO), Governor Jose Alvarez said the owner of the island has voluntarily offered its use as an isolation facility.
King’s Paradise Island, which is located in Barangay Panitian in the said town, is owned by business magnate Antonio King
“Mayroon tayong isolation island na kung talagang grabe ay doon natin dadalhin sa [Sofronio] Española. Volunteer ‘yon ni Mr. King, may resort siya dyan na wala naman tao at maraming kuwarto. Sabi niya gamitin munang isolation island,” Gov. Alvarez said.
Alvarez said that island will be used for “critical and hopeless COVID-19 patients” to avoid possible spread.
In the meantime, Alvarez said the provincial government has also prepared isolation buildings in every district hospital.
“‘Yong mga malala talaga na tingin natin ay makaka-infect, doon ilalagay pero hangga’t may pagasa pa ay dito natin ilalagay sa mga isolation buildings. Apat na kwarto na ‘yan bawat ospital pero hinahabol natin na maging walo,” Alvarez added.
Mayor Marsito Acoy recently told Palawan News that King’s Paradise Island was indeed proposed to be one of the isolation areas of the province.
“May encounter tayong ibibigay dito bilang karagdagang mga magagamit habang sila ay naka-isolate dito sa isla, of course, mas malaki ang part dito ng province. Sila din ang gagastos dito inaayos na ang isla at parating na din ang mga modular tents natin,” Acoy said.