The governor of Batangas said he was concerned about evacuees from areas around Taal Volcano getting exposed to Covid-19.

But Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas said the provincial government was prepared in case evacuees tested positive for Covid-19.

“Meron tayong mga isolation units. Sa totoo lang, yung mga family tents na galing sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) at Red Cross ay nagagamit. Parang isolation units rin ang mga ito, sapat para sa mga evacuees. Ang mga eskwelahan at yung simbahan ay pinapagamit rin sa‘tin kaya name-maintain natin ang social distancing,” Mandanas said in the Laging Handa government briefing on July 7 (Wednesday).

(We have isolation units. Actually, the family tents from the DSWD and Red Cross are utilized. These are like isolation units and are enough for the evacuees. We were also allowed to use schools and churches so we could maintain social distancing.)

Mandanas said the Batangas provincial government was giving away vaccines to prevent evacuees from getting Covid-19. Hazel N. Camba