More LSIs, OFWs arrive in North Cotabato

DECONTAMINATION. Health workers and members of the Task Force Sagip North Cotabateños facilitate the decontamination at the Amas provincial capitol grounds Sunday (June 7, 2020) for returning residents of the province stranded elsewhere in the country due to the recent coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) enhanced community quarantine. The returning residents are being subjected to a 14-day mandatory quarantine by the provincial government. (Photo courtesy of North Cotabato PIO)

COTABATO CITY: A total of 162 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and returning Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are back home in the province through the “Sagip North Cotabateños program” of the provincial government.

At least 16 commuter vans fetched the returning residents — 157 LSIs and five OFWs — from the Davao City airport and transported them to the province on Sunday.

All returning Cotabateños will be sent to their respective local government units to undergo a 14-day quarantine before they can be with their families. All of them were subjected to a rapid test for the virus and turned negative.

Junmar Gonzales, team leader of “Task Force Sagip North Cotabateños,” said the LSIs and OFWs are from Kidapawan City and the towns of Magpet, Midsayap, Kabacan, Pres. Roxas, Pikit, Pigcawayan, Matalam, M’lang, Libungan, Carmen, Arakan, Antipas, and Alamada.

“I ask for your cooperation and to observe health protocols religiously so that everybody is safe from the virus,” Gonzales said.

To date, more than 1,000 LSIs and OFWs have returned to the province and subjected to health protocols as required by the Inter-Agency Task Force on coronavirus disease 2019.. 

(PNA/ Edwin Fernandez/ SRNY/ RSP)

Categories: COVID-19, Region 12

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