Step-by-step MGCQ for the Philippines?

By now, it has been made clear that the Philippines won’t shift to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) because President Rodrigo Duterte wants vaccination for COVID-19 to happen first. To put it short, health and personal safety are being prioritized although this means more waiting on the part of many people who are still unemployed and struggling without the needed income.

Yesterday, a new report published by Philippine News Agency (PNA) states that Duterte is taking a “step-by-step” approaching to the planned shift to MGCQ for the nation according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.

Here is an excerpt from the report…

“For him (Duterte), it’s a step-by-step approach. Itong step muna before we go to the next step (We have to take this step first before we go to the next step), Nograles said in an online press briefing.

Nograles said it was “difficult” for Duterte to turn down the proposed shift to MGCQ.

However, Duterte wants to make sure that people’s health and safety would not be compromised, Nograles said.

“Again, the President and the government recognize the urgency of reopening the economy so we can resume the pre-pandemic upward trajectory and sustained growth of the economy. This, however, should be done side-by-side with measures that will ensure that we do not compromise efforts to contain Covid-19,” he said.

As seen above, the national leadership is aware of the need for economic recovery so that people suffering can be assisted by means economic opportunities. They are balancing economics with health as they are trying to find solutions and decide when to execute solutions. Shifting the whole nation to MGCQ can be done but with caution so that the risk of new infections won’t be too great.

Here is another excerpt…

The government was supposed to start its free vaccination program this month. However, there was a delay in the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines due to indemnification requirements.

Nograles said the IATF-EID would stick to the “month-to-month” assessment even if the government starts its mass immunization drive.

“If we go by the procedure, every end of the month, that is when we discuss ano ‘yung magiging recommendations namin kay Pangulo (what our recommendations to the President would be) for that succeeding month. So siguro (perhaps), in terms of timeline, perhaps that might be the same procedure that we follow,” he said.

The delayed arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines is indeed painful. Of course, people need to realize that while they can be helpful, the vaccines may not be the greatest solution to take during this pandemic. Even if a person gets vaccinated, caution must still be practiced when moving around in public.

More on the issue of shifting the entire nation to MGCQ status, I hope that the Metro Manila mayors as well as their advisers and experts would start researching how local governments and community leaders in other cities and provinces are doing under the declared MGCQ statuses in their respective areas. With Duterte’s refusal to move the nation into MGCQ, Metro Manila leaders have time to do such research.

Going back to Duterte and his cabinet, a new executive order (EO) is being prepared to institutionalize the 2021-2022 National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) with the goal of bringing back jobs in the labor market. Here’s an excerpt from the Philippine News Agency report…

In a virtual presser, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the NERS was discussed and approved during the 52nd Cabinet meeting presided over by President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañan Palace on Monday night.

“Another initiative that was discussed yesterday (Monday) was the 2021-2022 National Employment Recovery Strategy or NERS…An executive order (EO) is now being readied to institutionalize the NERS task force in order to oversee all of these efforts,” he said.

Nograles said the NERS is meant to help create a policy environment that encourages the generation of more employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

It is also expected to improve the employability and productivity of workers as it provides support to existing and emerging businesses.

“The strategic framework of the NERS is based on the following pillars — stimulating the economy and employment; supporting enterprises, jobs, and income; protecting workers in the workplace, and trusting social dialogue to encourage innovative solutions,” he said.

Watch out for more national developments here.

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Majority of Metro Manila Mayors support shift to MGCQ status by March 1, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte will have a big decision to make that will affect millions of residents and businesses in Metro Manila as a majority of the mayors voted to shift the metropolis from general community quarantine (GCQ) to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) status by March 1, 2021, as based on a news release on Philippine News Agency (PNA) that got published just last night.

Here’s an excerpt from the PNA report:

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of Metro Manila mayors and national government officials, has voted to support the proposed shift to the less restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in Metro Manila.

“Ang karamihan po ng alkalde ng kalakhang maynila ay bumoto na MGCQ na po ang magiging posisyon nila pagdating sa Metro Manila (Most of the mayors in Metro Manila voted for having MGCQ as their position in Metro Manila),” Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. said in a press conference on Thursday.

This, he said, will be sent to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and to President Rodrigo R. Duterte who will make the final decision on whether to implement eased quarantine restrictions by March 1.

He declined to provide the actual number of votes the proposal received but said that all Metro Manila mayors will support the decision.

Indeed, Abalos did not reveal the number of Yes and No votes but the Manila Bulletin reported that the score among Metro Manila mayors was 9-8 in favor of MGCQ.

To put things in perspective, Metro Manila still has yet to adjust to MGCQ status. Metro Manila is the hot spot of multiple cities where a lot of residents as well as business entities of varied sizes are located at. Right now, the nation needs a major boost to its economy even as there is still the need to be vigilant to avoid new COVID-19 infections. Lots of people in the metropolis remain unemployed and badly need income, and having Metro Manila shift to MGCQ status will help revive other businesses and pave the way for more people to get back to work.

It would be nice to see the Metro Manila Council research more and observe closely how other cities and provinces are doing while maintaining MGCQ statuses for months already.

On a grander scale, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the recommendation to have the entire nation placed under MGCQ status by March. The said recommendation was made by Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua in recent times. Below is an excerpt from the PNA report:

“It is about time we move to MGCQ after a year of lockdown,” Lopez told reporters in a Viber message Tuesday. “Lockdown was supposed to buy us time to prepare our health system and improve contact tracing and ‘Trace-Test-Treat’.”

Since June 2020, the National Capital Region (NCR) has not graduated from GCQ status, a stricter community quarantine measure than MGCQ.

It even went back to much stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Aug. 4 to 18 last year as health care facilities in Metro Manila were overwhelmed due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases during that period.

“As the Philippines recovers, Metro Manila has a very weak recovery, worse in employment and hunger recovery, and that means more urban poor. The damages to malnutrition and other health and social issues will be irreversible,” Lopez said.

NCR accounted for around 40 percent of the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP).

But Lopez added the reopening of more economic activities should depend on the Covid-19 statistics.

As pointed out by Trade secretary Lopez, Metro Manila is lagging behind in terms of recovery from the pandemic. Apart from joblessness and lack of income, poverty in the National Capital Region is an important problem to solve. The more people fall under poverty, the more local government units (LGUs) need to exert and spend their limited resources to support them.

Right now, the Metro Manila Council’s approval of shifting to MGCQ status will soon be dealt with by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and President Duterte.

In ending this, here are some videos about combatting the China virus.

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A chance for recovery for more Philippine cinemas (and their employees)

Wow. That was quite a ride of information updates that happened the last few days. Last Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) announced that it has allowed a variety of businesses around the Philippines to resume operations so that they can recover from this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Such businesses specified were driving schools, video arcades, theme parks, natural sites, historical landmarks, parks and, most notably of all, cinemas (or movie theaters).

However, the Metro Manila mayors reacted and expressed their opposition against the national government’s decision on allowing cinemas to reopen. Through the media, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos stated that a “majority of Metro Manila mayors agreed not to open as far as cinema is concerned.”

Abalos added that “movie theaters are enclosed and air-conditioned spaces where people stay for more than 30 minutes, conditions that increase the risk of coronavirus transmission.”

To put things in perspective, Metro Manila is composed of many major Philippine cities such as Makati, Quezon City, Manila and Muntinlupa to name a few. Until now, Metro Manila remains under GCQ (General Community Quarantine) status while certain other cities or provinces have been enduring the MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine) status. As of this writing, the only cinemas operating here in the Philippines are those located in MGCQ areas.

Here in Metro Manila, movie theaters have been closed since March 2020. Take note of that.

As a result of the Metro Manila mayors’ opposition, it has been announced that the reopening of cinemas has been moved to March 1, 2021, but that is not guaranteed. According to the news release published yesterday at Philippine News Agency, the reopening of cinemas in GCQ areas has been moved to the first of March to allow consultations with local officials, and this is the result of talks with MMDA’s Abalos, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia and Trade Secretary Lopez.

Malacañang stated in the release: The IATF respects the position of mayors, especially those in Metro Manila. That’s why the resolution stated that the reopening of cinemas will be effective after drafting guidelines with local governments particularly when it comes to seating capacity in cinemas.

As you can see, there is still some work needed to be done before Metro Manila movie theaters (or any theaters in GCQ areas in general) can be allowed to reopen. This is why, in my view, the March 1 target for reopening could be missed.

More on the cinemas, I wonder if the Metro Manila mayors and their advisers did enough research about the economics. I understand they want to avoid the risk of people getting infected with COVID-19 within their respective cities, but there is still the need for economic recovery even if cinemas are to operate at less than 100% capacity and efficiency

From an economic point of view, thanks to information released by Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, the so-called traditional cinema industry of the nation employed 300,000 workers and had generated revenues of P13 billion BEFORE the pandemic started last year. Because of the pandemic, 2020 theater revenues shrunk down to only P1.3 billion.

Whatever happened to them as a result of the pandemic, 300,000 cinema employees is a figure that should not be ignored nor dismissed so quickly by the mayors and their advisers. Economic recovery is a must.

In an ABS-CBN news report, the cinema operators and movie producers have decided to adopt a so-called wait-and-see approach on the reopening of cinemas in GCQ areas.

Here’s an excerpt from the report:

Although they welcome the easing of quarantine restrictions, local producers and theater operators believe that ultimately, the reopening of cinemas will still be dependent on the clearance of local government units.

Roselle Monteverde and Vincent del Rosario, who helm Regal and Viva Entertainment, respectively, told ABS-CBN News that they have the capability to provide cinemas with movie material, some of which have long been canned. Nonetheless, along with other members of the local producers association, the movie magnates are still awaiting the IATF guidelines and, more important, the guidance of mayors.

And here’s another excerpt, this time about two major cinema chain operators.

Megaworld Cinemas and SM Cinemas, which both control a vast chain of theater chains, told ABS-CBN News that they will wait for the final guidelines of the IATF and local government units.

Bomboy Lim of Robinson Cinemas also told ABS-CBN News that the bottomline is securing the approval of local government units. “Priority din namin ang ligtas na panonood ng tao. Kailangan nating sundin ang lahat ng guidelines including the IATF. Right now, they are still making it.”

Robinson Cinemas, which has an estimated 200 theaters nationwide in its malls nationwide, have not reopened since March 2020.

Over at the City of Manila, the local authorities there announced it will offer free swab tests to movie theater workers within their jurisdiction. Mayor Isko Moreno said that the swab tests are required before the city government allows malls to open their movie houses. Cinema workers specified are janitors, security guards, tellers, ushers, porters, ticket sellers and snack bar attendants to name some. Managers of malls in the city were asked by the mayor to present to the city government their respective preparations for the reopening of their cinemas with public safety in mind.

As I personally observed in shopping malls with cinemas here in South Metro Manila, each of them has established rules and set up special equipment to monitor the health statuses of people entering their respective places. I can imagine local cinemas inside these malls having similar equipment, disinfectant machines, and temperature scanners. It would be helpful if the malls or cinema operators can afford to set up sanitation tunnels (like those in Israel) for moviegoers to pass thru when entering and exiting the movie theater. Watch the video below…

Even though things look unclear, the fact remains is that operators of movie theaters and their employees now have a chance to resume their business and do their part in the recovery economically and socially. How the IATF and the Metro Manila mayors will decide the fate of the cinemas remains to be seen.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit resumes operations following one-week temporary shutdown

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit resumes operations following one-week temporary shutdown

The Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) announced yesterday the resumption of Muntinlupa Rescue’s operations and Emergency Medical Services following a one-week temporary shutdown.

MCDRRMO chief Erwin Alfonso confirmed that Muntinlupa Rescue resumed its full operations (on August 2) after the completion of disinfection activities and testing efforts of the emergency response unit.

On July 26, Alfonso ordered the temporary closure of the rescue unit due to three staff members to have tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting RT-PCR tests.

He noted that while MCDRRMO awaits five (5) remaining test results, Muntinlupa Rescue has enough personnel to continue with its daily operations.

During the one-week shutdown, 26 personnel of Muntinlupa Rescue were placed under quarantine and went to swabbing. Two additional staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and were isolated for treatment.

The local Rescue Unit augments the City Health Office in handling the management and transportation of suspect and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is in addition to assisting people during disasters, accidents, and emergency cases, and taking them to hospitals.

Emergency services and transportation of patients using Muntinlupa Rescue’s ambulances were temporarily handled by Barangay Emergency Response Teams (B.E.R.T).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi says that stricter measures and quarantine protocols will be implemented in local government offices to ensure the safety of the public. The mayor urged city residents to continue to observe health protocols such as wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and hand hygiene.

As of August 2, Muntinlupa City has 1,541 confirmed cases with 745 recoveries, 721 active cases, 75 deaths, 869 probable cases, and 775 suspect cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa authorities to penalize residents not wearing face masks in public, implements stricter quarantine measures

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa authorities to penalize residents not wearing face masks in public, implements stricter quarantine measures

All persons in Muntinlupa City are now mandated to wear face masks – whether medical masks or cloth masks – at all times whenever outside of residence and while in public places. Violators will be penalized through the passing of a local ordinance.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed into law City Ordinance No. 2020-109 or known as the Ordinance on the Mandatory Use of Face Masks in Muntinlupa City on Monday requiring residents and persons in the city to use face coverings or protective clothing to cover the nose, mouth, and chin as a preventive measure against infection from COVID-19.

The strict measure shall be in effect for the duration of the Community Quarantine and any extension thereof as may be determined by the Inter-Agency Task Force.

This initiative follows the Department of Interior and City Government’s “Disiplina Muna” advocacy campaign to include health safety protocols such as wearing face masks in public, sanitizing hands, observing physical distancing and cough etiquette, and staying at home for children and the elderly.

Under the local ordinance, violators will be meted with penalties of P300 for First Offense, P500 for Second Offense, and P1,000 for Third and Subsequent Offenses. For minor violators, a stern warning will be given for the First Offense, while withdrawal of scholarship grant from the City Government or P300 for non-grantee for Second Offense, and P500 for Third and Subsequent Offenses.

Members of Muntinlupa National Police Force (PNP-Muntinlupa) and Barangay Chairpersons and personnel, including Public Order and Security Office (POSO) will spearhead the enforcement and implementation of the ordinance.

Muntinlupa City Health Office reminds the public of the proper use of face masks by covering the nose, mouth, and chin altogether. CHO also advised that wearing of face masks is not an alternative to physical distancing or hand hygiene and that the public should still observe such health protocols.

Recently, the City Government has placed Filinvest Socialized Housing Building 2, Brgy. Alabang in an Extreme Localized Community Quarantine and imposed a 24-hour curfew in Planas Compound, Brgy. Tunasan in a bid to slow down COVID-19 transmission in the city.

As of July 27, Muntinlupa City has 1,228 confirmed cases with 526 recoveries, 629 active cases, 73 reported deaths, 583 suspect cases, and 857 probable cases.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa LGU puts Filinvest Socialized Housing Building in extreme localized quarantine, one community in 24-hour curfew

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa LGU puts Filinvest Socialized Housing Building in extreme localized quarantine, one community in 24-hour curfew

Due to the alarming rise of confirmed cases and doubling time of COVID-19 transmission in the area, the City Government of Muntinlupa will be imposing another extreme localized community quarantine in Filinvest Socialized Housing, the second lockdown in the residential complex.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed Executive Order 30 s.2020 ordering a 14-day Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) in Filinvest Socialized Housing (FSH) Bldg. 2 in Brgy. Alabang starting July 28, 12:01 p.m. until August 11, 11:59 a.m.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer (CHO) Dra. Tet Tuliao said that as of July 26, FSH Building 2 has a total of 14 active cases and three are admitted to the hospital. She said the doubling time is narrow for the residential at 8.83 days and has a high attack rate of 5.88/100.

Tuliao added that the community shows clustering of cases as housing units are close to one another. The community also has a high-risk population of children, pregnant women, PWDs, and senior citizens.

Recently, FSH Buildings 1 and 7 were placed in ELCQ last July 7 to July 22. Flinvest Socialized Housing is an 18-building residential complex. FSH Building 2 houses 52 families with 204 individuals.

Residents in FSH Bldg. 2 were advised to buy essential goods including food, medicine, and basic supplies. While the City Government will provide additional relief food packs and other basic goods during the effectivity of the ELCQ. CHO will also conduct mass testing in the community and will intensify its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies.

Further, Planas Compound in Brgy. Tunasan will be placed under a 24-hour curfew starting July 28, 12:01 p.m. until August 11, 11:59 p.m.

The City Government has coordinated with the barangay and community leaders of Planas Compound on Monday for the imposition of the round-the-clock curfew.

Residents from the community will not be allowed to go out of their residences except for emergency cases and essential travel. Those purchasing essential goods and working at industries allowed to operate under the General Community Quarantine are exempted from the curfew.

The stringent measure aims to limit movements and interactions in public places which are hotspots for the transmission of COVID-19.

Mayor Fresnedi asks for the cooperation of residents from the affected communities and urged them to observe health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing.

Muntinlupa City has 1,106 confirmed cases with 476 recoveries, 558 active cases, 71 reported deaths, 555 suspect cases, and 642 probable cases as of July 26.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit temporarily shut down due to three staff members who tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit temporarily shut down due to three staff members who tested positive for COVID-19

Since July 25, the Emergency Medical Services under Muntinlupa Rescue was suspended by the Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) as a result of staff members who tested positive for COVID-19.

MCDRRMO chief Erwin Alfonso confirmed that three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting RT-PCR tests.

Meanwhile, 26 personnel of Muntinlupa Rescue are now under quarantine and scheduled for swabbing.

The local Rescue Unit augments the City Health Office in handling the management and transportation of suspect and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is in addition to assisting people during disasters, accidents, and emergency cases, and taking them to hospitals.

Alfonso said that during the temporary closure, Emergency Medical Services facilities including ambulances and equipment will undergo complete disinfection to prevent infection of other people being served by the Rescue Unit.

He added that emergency services and transportation of patients using Muntinlupa Rescue’s ambulances will be temporarily handled by Barangay Emergency Response Teams (B.E.R.T).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi assured the public that the City Government will implement stricter measures and health quarantine protocols as recommended by the Department of Health.

As of July 25, Muntinlupa City has 1,062 confirmed cases with 467 recoveries, 525 active cases, 70 deaths, 642 probable cases, and 555 suspect cases.


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Muntinlupa Mayor joins Metro Manila Mayors in Project Ark Meeting

Muntinlupa Mayor joins Metro Manila Mayors in Project Ark Meeting

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On July 24, 2020, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi joins other Metro Manila in a virtual meeting and press conference of Project Ark. Fresnedi thanked Project Ark and Filinvest Foundation execs for providing 2,016 testing kits to Muntinlupa that were used in recent localized community quarantine in several areas in the city. Project ARK is a private sector initiative to make mass testing available nationwide. Joining the virtual meeting were Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, San Mateo Mayor Cristina Diaz, and Pasay Mayor Imelda Tubiano. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)


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Business group recognizes Mayor Fresnedi’s response vs COVID-19, assistance to local businesses

Business group recognizes Mayor Fresnedi’s response vs COVID-19, assistance to local businesses

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PCCI-Muntinlupa awarded City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi for sterling growth and leadership. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Muntinlupa (PCCU-Muntinlupa) has recognized the City Government’s efforts in curbing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city and its assistance to local businesses amid the pandemic.

During the local business chamber’s virtual general assembly on Wednesday, PCCI-Muntinlupa president Elvie Sanchez-Quiazon conferred the Sterling Growth Catalyst Award to Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi in recognition of his leadership in addressing the health crisis while still boosting the sustainability of local economy.

Quiazon said the local chamber lauds Mayor Fresnedi’s “transformational and adaptable leadership, commitment and eminent public service to boost the development and sustainability of the Muntinlupa City in challenging times.”

PCCI-Muntinlupa has also awarded the City Health Office with Noble Award for its “unwavering generosity of providing its expertise on allocating help to the community to attain public health safety.”

CHO chief Dra. Teresa Tuliao virtually received the awards from PCCI-Muntinlupa. Annually, the local chamber recognizes outstanding innovators and leaders through its Paramount Awards.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi extended his thanks to PCCI-Muntinlupa for their recognition of the local government’s COVID-19 response efforts to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in the city.

Fresnedi said the recognition is not a testament to a single person’s efforts but to the hard work of Muntinlupa’s front-liners who are driven by a shared goal to eliminate COVID-19 in the city.

Further, the mayor assured the group of the City Government’s continuing concern and support to MSMEs and local businesses in Muntinlupa.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City releases food packs to displaced workers

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City releases food packs to displaced workers

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A package of food released by the City Government to a displaced worker. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

Recently, the City Government of Muntinlupa provided much-needed assistance to hundreds of displaced workers whose livelihoods were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, on July 16 the City Government organized a registration process for the displaced workers residing in the city. The number of applications received was at eight hundred forty-five (845) and food packages were released to them.

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Registration was required in order for applicants to receive food packages. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

At first, the registration covered workers in the formal sector but will eventually cater to other sectors. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered assistance packages for displaced workers, formal and informal sectors, whose livelihood were affected by the pandemic.


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