NorMin IATF agrees to close borders of region 10
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 30 (PIA) – The Northern Mindanao Task Force (NMTF) for COVID-19 agreed to close the boundaries of region 10 while being placed under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from May 1 – 15, 2020.
To prevent and flatten the curve caused by the COVID-19 threat to the region, it was discussed and agreed upon by the members of the NMTF for COVID-19 that the borders of the entire region shall be temporarily closed starting May 1-15, 2020.
Though the borders will be closed from travelers from other regions, movement of basic essentials shall not be hampered. This move is to ensure that the COVID-19 will not have a rebound effect in the region to protect its residents.
National guidelines for the implementation for GCQ will still be followed and that the Technical Working Group of NMTF will also convene to further refine the guidelines.
The tw0-week closure of regional borders is said to give the region an ample time to further strengthen its fight against COVID-19. The closing of the borders is also supported by the governors and other local government leaders of the different provinces in the region. (JAKA/PIA10)