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Gov’t to provide point-to-point transportation for health workers


The Department of Transportation (DOTr), in cooperation with local government units, was instructed on Monday to develop a point-to-point transportation service for health workers amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles announced that a transportation service for frontline workers was ordered by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The transport service will be made available to health workers and volunteers of the Red Cross and the World Health Organization.

The order comes after frontline workers across Luzon were reportedly forced to walk long distances because mass public transportation was shut down as part of the quarantine.

Several bodies earlier said they will provide a free shuttle service for commuters, including the Office of the Vice President, the Philippine Army, and the Marikina City Government.

The entire Luzon is under quarantine from Tuesday, March 17, to April 13 to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. —LDF, GMA News