Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr. announces the implementation of a 14-days total lockdown in the whole province of South Cotabato starting 00:01 am on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
During the Inter-Agency Task Force meeting held today, the IATF headed by Governor Tamayo has decided to suspend all kinds of mass transportation, all forms of gambling and the closure of all tourist places and destinations.
Malls will be opened but strictly on its grocery and food sections only.
Medical workers will be provided with transportation.
Yellow Bus Line has pledged to provide at least two of its units to ferry medical workers.
All food products are allowed to be transported in and out of the province provided they have proper permits.
Governor Tamayo is set to issue an Executive Order regarding the implementation of the total lockdown which aims to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 in the province.
To date, there are at least 1668 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), and 15 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the province.