Rescued workers in Legazpi City live in solitude at the foot of Mayon Volcano

LEGAZPI CITY Mar 30 – True to their promise to observe the 14-Day Quarantine Period , Aldrin Nuñez and JR Miña decided to isolate themselves from the local residents and occupied their Nipa Hut  located at the upper slope of Barangay Boñga, this city.

They are part of the 100 workers who walked home from CALABARZON and NCR and got stucked at the boundaries of Bicol Region and Quezon due to the lockdown policy implemented  to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

They were rescued by the Provincial government of Albay upon permission from the Bicol Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 and now under strict monitoring by the City Health Office.  

In a press briefing Monday (March 30) Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara disclosed that there are 334 rescued strandees that were deployed to respective LGUs for proper disposition after proper documentation and medical check-up.  The governor said that effective immediately stranded passenger caught with the Enhanced Community Quarantine lockdown will no longer be allowed entry in the province of Albay. Bichara said that the risk posed by stranded passenger entering the province without knowing wether they are infected of COVID-19 must be understood. The provincial government guaranteed support on basic necessities like food and medical supplies.

NMmdl with reports from Luence Barcena and Janila Buenavente.

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