SAN FERNANDO CITY, Apr. 16 (PIA) -- In support to local government units (LGUs) classified as high-risk areas, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) expands its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief operations.
Adamor Dagang, provincial information and tourism officer, said Governor Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega III ordered the expansion of the operations to benefit the other LGUs in the province that recorded surge in COVID-19 cases recently and have imposed granular lockdowns.
"Families in areas under granular lockdown as identified by the LGU will receive the said aid from the provincial government," Dagang said.
Each relief pack consists of two kilos of rice; three cans of sardines; two cans of corned beef/canned meat; and six pieces of 3-in-1 coffee.
"This is in support to the relief operations being conducted by the concerned LGUs," he added.
On April 15, the PGLU distributed a total of 10,041 relief goods to the municipalities of Agoo, Aringay, Luna, and Nagulian.
Also, the team is deployed on Friday, April 16, to turnover additional relief packs to the towns of Naguilian, Agoo, Luna, Bangar, and Sudipen.
Meanwhile, the PGLU had given out 1,437 relief packs to San Gabriel, Bacnotan, Santo Tomas, and Luna earlier this month.
To date, eight LGUs in the province have been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine, namely Agoo, Aringay, Luna, Naguilian, Bangar, Bauang, Tubao and the City of San Fernando by virtue of respective Executive Orders issued by Gov. Ortega with concurrence of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19. (JCR/AMB/JPD, PIA La Union)