COVID-19 Response

We Heal As One Center–New Clark City receives first batch of COVID patients

Fifty COVID-positive overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now staying at the We Heal As One Center-New Clark City government building in Capas, Tarlac. The OFWs were transported to New Clark City Thursday night, May 7, through the cooperation of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Department of Transportation (DOTr), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 led by Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. Two residents of Tarlac province were also sent to the same facility on Thursday. The National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City currently has 688 cubicles but the facility can still be expanded to accommodate up to 1,000 patients. It is manned by medical staff hired by BCDA and CDC under the supervision of DOH. The NGAC is one of the We Heal As One Centers put up by the government to reduce the community spread of the disease and decongest hospitals. In the quarantine centers, COVID-positive patients are provided with 24/7 medical care, free meals, and free Internet connection. “The government’s top priority is to save more lives. These We Heal As One Centers will provide our OFWs with the care and treatment they need so they can recover from the disease, while also keeping their families safe by staying in these isolation facilities,” BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. Dizon is also the deputy chief implementer of the National Action Plan Against COVID-19, and the chief coordinator of the Task Force T3 (Test, Trace, Treat). The other facilities in New Clark City designated to house suspected and probable cases are the Athletes’ Village and the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Polyclinic.

May 8, 2020

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Clark is declared a Safe Haven for returning OFWs

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY(BCDA), CLARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CDC), CLARK INTERNATIONALAIRPORT CORPORATION (CIAC), AND THE LUZON INTERNATIONAL PREMIER AIRPORTDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LIPAD) Clark is declared a Safe Haven for returning OFWs More than 200 passengers, most of them recently arrived overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), havebeen stranded for days in Clark International Airport due to the community quarantines imposed intheir respective provincial destinations. To ensure the welfare and safety of these passengers amid the COVID-19 threat, BCDA, CDC,CIAC and LIPAD have coordinated efforts to provide them with the necessary assistance, as theentirety of Luzon observes the Enhanced Community Quarantine. Clark is a safe haven for returning OFWs. Starting Thursday, March 19, these passengers will be provided with free food and lodging. Theywill be housed in various locations in Clark. They will be taken good care of while in Clark, until the imposed lockdowns in their destinationsare lifted.We would also like to express our gratitude to the DOT, DOTR, DILG, OWWA, DSWD, PampangaProvincial Government, Angeles and Mabalacat city governments, Pampanga Red Cross and theMabalacat City Tourism Council for working with us in providing assistance to the passengers thepast several days. The Clark International Airport will remain operational should there be inbound and outboundinternational flights. For international outbound flights, only OFWs, balikbayans, and foreignnationals will be allowed to leave, while inbound international passengers will be subjected to strictquarantine protocols. -END- SAFE HAVEN. Passengers stranded at the Clark International Airport, mostly returning OFWs, are given free food and lodging at various locations inside the Clark Freeport Zone to ensure their welfare and safety amid the threat of COVID-19. These passengers have been unable to go home because of the community quarantines imposed in their respective provincial destinations. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), and the Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD) coordinated efforts to provide them with the necessary assistance. COMFORTABLE STAY. Passengers who were stranded at the Clark International Airport will be staying for free at various locations in Clark, including the Mansion Hotel. The hotel rooms are equipped with great amenities for their comfortable stay, as they await the lifting of community quarantines imposed in their respective destinations due to the COVID-19 threat.

March 20, 2020

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New Clark City ready to receive Pinoy repatriates

New Clark City ready to receive Pinoy repatriates The Athletes’ Village in New Clark City will be the site used for our repatriated kababayans fromChina as they undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. New Clark City was designed to be a resilient metropolis, and is ready for any and all situations,including those that concern public health. The country is fortunate that President Rodrigo Duterte fast-tracked the development of New ClarkCity as part of the administration’s infrastructure development program. The facilities in the Athletes’ Village will provide the best conditions for our overseas workersreturning from China. We are happy to host them and contribute to the efforts taken by thegovernment to assist our kababayans. A Polyclinic operated by the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is also located inside New ClarkCity, just two minutes away from the Athletes’ Village. It is equipped with a 24-hour EmergencyRoom Facility, Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Imaging Center (X-ray and Ultrasound),Diagnostic Laboratory and Pharmacy. New Clark City is located just 30 minutes away from the Clark International Airport where therepatriated Filipinos will land from China. In line with the announcement made by the Department of Health (DOH), New Clark City will beplaced on lockdown starting Thursday, February 6, until further notice. All preventive and precautionary measures are being put in place for our repatriated kababayans, aswell as the entire area of New Clark City and its adjacent communities. The Philippine SportsCommission has already recommended the postponement of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games.Majority of the sporting events for the Para Games were scheduled to be held in New Clark City. -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetVice President for Corporate Communication09088998578

February 6, 2020

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