Governor orders total lockdown of Sorsogon town

August 11, 2020

SORSOGON City -- Former senator now Sorsogon province Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero declared a total lockdown of Prieto Diaz town.

Escudero signed Executive Order 52, Series of 2020 declaring a strict Extreme Community Quarantine in Prieto Diaz after seven Covid-19  positive patients in the municipality had close contacts with over 80 local residents.

The governor said the lockdown aims to facilitate a wider contact tracing of the affected residents and the conduct of swab tests on suspected Covid positives.

In Baras, Catanduanes province,  Catanduanes Gov. Joseph “Boboy” Cua met with members of the Baras Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, jeepney drivers association and motorcycle riders and assured them of the provincial government subsidy.

Cua decided to give care to the plight of the transport sector members who were unable to secure permits from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Bicol to resume operation.