COTABATO CITY—One hundred seventy-eight (178) Police Regional Office (PRO-BARMM) applicants and three (3) regular police officers will finish quarantine period on November 6, 2020.
“Part po nung kanilang requirements ay RT-PCR test at doon po nalaman na sila ay positibo sa Covid-19,” Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) spokesperson Mohd Asnin Pendatun explained.
“Hindi po affected ang operations sa PRO-BARMM, although may changes, because of the health protocols and other guidelines na kailangan sundin in view of Covid-19 situation,” he added.
Health OIC Minister Dr. Ameril Usman has instructed Ministry of Health (MOH) to conduct further investigation regarding these cases.
The Maguindanao – Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) will also do another round of health assessment and intensive contact tracing to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Lamitan City recorded no new Covid-19 case as of Tuesday, November 3, while rest of the provinces in the Bangsamoro region registered 33.
As approved by the President effective November 1-30, 2020, the National IATF placed Lanao del Sur under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and rest of BARMM to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
In spite of the upsurge earlier, BIATF sees decreasing trend on the daily Covid-19 case monitoring.
In line with the nation’s battle with Covid-19, BARMM recently launched a behavior change drive dubbed “BIDA Solusyon sa Covid-19”, which directs Filipinos to instill compliance with minimum public health standards.
A total of 540 active cases, with 1,487 recoveries and 72 Covid-related deaths was recorded in the Bangsanamoro Region as of November 3. (Bureau of Public Information)