By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA
ILIGAN CITY: Troopers from the philippine Army 82nd Infantry Battalion (82IB) joined with various Local Government Units (LGUs) in the province of Lanao del Sur to intensify efforts in containing the local spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a press statement on Monday.
Following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Lanao del Sur until April 30, 2020, the 82IB and LGUs doubled their efforts to flatten the coronavirus curve and control the spread of COVID-19 in their respective municipalities.
The soldiers of the 82IB were deployed in the different municipalities under its area of operations together with the personnel of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Integrated Provincial Health Office, and deputized frontliners of every municipality to ensure that all health-related protocols issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease are being followed in the localities.
Mandatory thermal scanning, as well as foot and hand sanitizing, are being conducted in all quarantine control points.
Aside from the conduct of conduct loudspeaker operations to raise awareness among the populace, the 82IB troopers are also patrolling to strictly implement the curfew hours in the area.
In alleviating the sufferings of the people brought by this pandemic, a total of 48,501 family food packs were already distributed by the joint elements of the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office, 82IB and 12th CMO Battalion.
The 82IB troopers are encouraging everyone to do their share in the fight against COVID-19 by staying at home and cooperating with the authorities. ###