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Albay wants to keep COVID-free status with closure of borders

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Albay Vice Govenor Edcel Lagman said that his province is still free from the coronavirus disease 2019, and they intend it to keep it that way.

To do so, the province has closed its borders effective midnight of March 18.

“Entry of persons to the province, particularly the Albay-Camarines Sur (Barangay Agos, Polangui) border; the Tiwi-Camarines Sur (Barangay Mayong, Tiwi) border; the Albay-Sorsogon (Barangay Villahermosa, Daraga) border and the Pio Duran-Masbate (Sea Port, Barangay 1, Pio Duran) sea border and all possible entry points by land, air and sea shall be restricted,” the Vice Governor said.

Lagman also expressed gratitude to the personnel who are manning the 15 checkpoints tirelessly in the province.

“Maraming salamat po sa men and women in uniform na nasa checkpoints sa 15 municipalities and 3 cities ng Albay,” said Lagman.

“Saludo rin po kame sa ating mga barangay health workers (BHWs) doctors, nurses and allied health professionals on the frontlines at sa mga public and private hospitals! Sa mga Punong Barangay at mga kagwad na patuloy pong nagtatrabaho sa gitna ng sakuna, mabuhay po kayo,” he added.