Thirty people living in a compound in Barangay Palanan in Makati City are appealing to the local government to transfer them to a quarantine facility.
They have also been dealing with the disease for two weeks and are worried about its spread in their home.
Lacking room for isolation, they set up two camping tents in their garage to accommodate their two older residents. Three of the families also use the same bathroom.
According to Lex Torregoza, one of the residents, eight of them have tested positive for COVID-19 and most of them are asymptomatic but his aunt died on Monday due to cardiac arrest who also had an infection. They even found it difficult to admit her to the hospital when her oxygen level dropped last Friday.
They allegedly received no help from the barangay or Makati City local government while in quarantine and relied on friends to ask for food.
They also have their own expense to be able to swab test immediately with a private company, but no one is monitoring their daily condition.
30 residents of a compound in Makati City asked to be transferred to quarantine facility
Early Friday morning, the Makati City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (CESU) went to their house to give a swab test to the remaining untested colleagues.
Apart from their compound, the residents of one of their houses next door were also affected because they could not get out because they still had to go through their compound.
They asked to be isolated so that their area could be disinfected.
There are nearly 100,000 active COVID-19 cases in the Philippines after 8,773 new cases of infection were recorded in the Philippines this Thursday. This is the highest number of virus infections in the country.
Based on data from the Department of Health (DOH), there are still six laboratories that failed to submit their data yesterday.
In total, there have been 693,048 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. Of the said number, 99,891 are active cases or continuing to be treated.
New COVID-19 cases this Thursday surpassed the previous all-time high of 8,019 infections on Monday.