Bauko welcomes returning residents but have to strictly observe health protocols

BAUKO, Mountain Province, May 12 (PIA)- – The local government of Bauko is considering to allow its stranded students to come home subject to guidelines. The decision came after the review of available and projected budget of the LGU.
The LGU has been doing relief operations for its stranded students outside the province spending about close to half million pesos. If the imposition of quarantine will be extended, it can no longer afford to distribute goods.
Meanwhile, with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Executive Order 114 institutionalizing the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program, the LGU will welcome returning residents but they have to observe health protocols to ensure that the municipality remains COVID 19-free.
Municipal Health Officer and concurrent Incident Commander Dr. Samuel Masidong said returning ‘kakailyans’ shall strictly undergo a 14-day quarantine at the evacuation and isolation centers located in barangays Sadsadan, Poblacion and Banao.
The holding capacity of these identified centers, however, is limited, thus barangay officials are advised to prepare the earlier identified barangay quarantine centers.
Dr. Masidong added that inventory of PPEs, disinfectants, and medicines is sufficient as of this time and procurement of additional items is underway.
Mayor Abraham Akilit is continuously seeking for the cooperation of all to ensure a Covid-free municipality and province.
“Our health facilities and workers in the province are not fully capacitated hence the cooperation of all is the key in order not to compromise our peace and order situation. The pandemic virus has already affected our local industries. We cannot afford bigger blows to our workers,” said Akilit as quoted in the Bauko LGU facebook page.
To date, the whole Mountain Province remains COVID 19-free and currently under General Community Quarantine. ** (with reports from Bauko LGU)

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