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Pasig City repurposes its Bike Share units to help frontliners get to work


Pasig City has temporarily repurposed its Bike Share units to help frontline government personnel and health workers get to work.

According to Pasig Transport, the first batch of bikes were released on Wednesday to aid medical staff from the Pasig City General Hospital and security personnel from Batas-Ciudad Enforcement Office (BCEO).

They are also asking citizens to donate old or new bikes to augment their units.

This is Pasig City's latest move to aid frontliners after Luzon was placed on enhanced community quarantine amid the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines.

Under the enhanced community quarantine, mass transportation has been suspended, forcing health workers and even patients to walk to their hospitals.

The local government of Pasig has also has set up sanitation tents outside the City Hall and two hospitals to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Vico Sotto also said he is preparing a purchase request for food packs each worth as much as P397 that are expected to be delivered to residents by the end of the week.

—JCB, GMA News

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