September 25, 2020 | hpnymhct | No Comments
ILOILO – Each of the 43 localgovernment units (LGUs) in this province will be receiving P1 million financialassistance from the provincial government to strengthen initiatives keepingtheir jurisdictions free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). * relief goods for PUMs, PUIs andthose affected by quarantine Defensor said the P1-millionassistance should be used for the following: * other elated and necessary expenses/PN Yesterday morning, Defensor issuedExecutive Order No. 081 providing guidelines for the release of the financialassistance. * personal protective equipment (PPEs)such as alcohol and sanitizers, head cover, disinfectants, gloves, aprons,medical masks, eye protection (goggles or face shield) and such other similarprotective devices and supplies The municipality of Guimbal, however,will be getting P1.5 million for better response. The second of four confirmedCOVID-19 cases in Western Visayas is from Guimbal. The patient is currentlyconfined at The Medical City in Iloilo City. * food package for frontliners,healthcare workers and those conducting checkpoints and monitoring personsunder quarantine Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. urged LGUs tostrictly enforce his Executive Order No. 080 imposing an “enhanced communityquarantine over the entire province of Iloilo for stronger protection” againstCOVID-19. * thermal scanners and similar medicaldevices including medicines and medical supplies * fuel and lubricant As of March 23, the province had 9,396persons under monitoring (PUMs) and 31 persons under investigation (PUI), datafrom the Provincial Health Office showed. A woman wearing a facemask passes by the Iloilo provincial capitol on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * tarpaulins, signages, supplies forinformation, education campaign on the preventive measures for COVID-19 andother relate activities PUMs are persons with a history oftravel to areas with COVID-19 positive cases but not showing signs andsymptoms. PUIs are those showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19.