Bloomberry Resorts Corp has completed the conversion of its Manila sports venue into a hospital.
The company made a decision to turn the Rizal Memorial Sport Complex into a medical facility to fight the coronavirus and has constructed an emergency treatment area for those suffering from COVID-19.
Bloomberry Cultural Foundation initially turned Ninoy Aquino Stadium into a 116-bed unit that can house patients, has nurse stations and provides temporary furniture.
The makeshift hospital is now finished and, with its completion, the company has requested new permits to expand its efforts.
Bloomberry then moved on to create an additional 108-bed unit; construction is expected to be finished by the end of next week.
The second phase started on 8 April, after the announcement that the Philippine government extended the lockdown of the country’s main island Luzon until 30 April.
Bloomberry Resorts Corp stated it is happy to help in the fight against the pandemic.
Many of Bloomberry’s casinos and facilities will remain closed for the foreseeable future, both in the Philippines and outside.
Solaire Resort, a large complex in Manila, closed its doors mid-March, while Jeju Sun Hotel and Casino in South Korea is also temporarily closed until further notice.