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Albay Gov. Bichara leads Regional Peace and Order Council

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Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara has spearheaded the third quarter meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council as they zeroed in on the rising number of coronavirus cases in Bicol.

“As the height of new COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the Bicol region since June this year, the Regional Peace and Order Council, chaired by Albay Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara, discussed some intensified preventive measures to lessen the booming numbers of positive cases, during its 3rd quarterly meeting today,” the Albay Capitol said.

During the meeting, the Department of Health recommended that all locally stranded individuals (LSI) from areas with local transmission must be swabbed and strictly put under quarantine facilities of their LGUs.

This is determined as LSIs “contributed to the increasing trend of cases” in the Bicol region.

Meanwhile, other measures suggested during the meeting include strengthening checkpoint and border control of Bicol to Quezon boundary as well as intensive checking of travel compliance to passengers using colorum vehicles.

In another related development, the Albay Provincial Government also set off 4 buses carrying 99 LSIs bound to Manila as Albay Libreng Sakay – Balik Probinsya Program of Governor Bichara continuously operate to help the Locally Stranded Albayanos.

“Tomorrow, another thirty six (36) buses from Albay will travel to Manila to carry 800 Stranded Albayanos from Baclaran Church, 400 from Turbina and 120 from Quezon City,” said the Albay Capitol.