SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur – The 82nd Infantry (BANTAY LAYA) Troopers in collaboration with the different Local Government Units (LGUs) intensifies its efforts to stop the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lanao del Sur.
Following the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, 2020 in the whole province, the 82IB and LGUs doubled their efforts in flattening the curve and controlling the spread of COVID-19 in their respective municipalities.
The 82IB deployed its troops to different municipalities under its area of operations to help the personnel of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), and other deputized frontliners of every municipality in implementing the health-related protocols issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID).
These frontliners are manning the Quarantine Control Points (QCPs) where health-related protocols like Mandatory Thermal Scanning, and foot and hand sanitizing are being implemented.
Aside from the conduct of loudspeaker operations to raise awareness on COVID-19 pandemic, 82IB troops also conduct regular 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 (PSWDO) of Lanaodel Sur headed by Ms. Marian Balindong with the help of 82IB and 12th CMO Battalion.
The BantayLaya Troopers are always ready to serve wherever and whenever there is an urgent need, especially in times like this. Further, we encourage everyone to do their share in this fight by staying at their respective homes, and by cooperating with the authorities. By doing these, we can defeat COVID-19.
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