MINC to transport COVID-19 frontline workers


Mar. 18, 2020 ...

With the suspension of mass public transport facilities after the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine declaration, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) through its Metro Ilocos Norte Council (MINC) will provide transportation services to COVID-19 front line service providers.

MINC is PGIN's arm committed to streamlining the province's transport sector through the implementation of alternative solutions in addressing commuting concerns.

"As issued on my Executive Order [No. 60-20] on Sunday and with the Luzon-wide enhanced quarantine declaration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, travel within Ilocos Norte is more dangerous at this point. We are essentially in a lockdown. All travel to, from, and within Ilocos Norte are banned unless absolutely necessary, mostly for food and health," Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc stated.

He also reminded front liners and service providers to exercise extra caution:

"Our front liners should be wearing masks. Kasama po sila. Hopefully our requested PPEs, masks, and other equipment will be delivered soon," he ended.