Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan’s youth rehab center lifts lockdown as CICLs and staff tagged as recovered

CITY OF MALOLOS- The immediate action of the Provincial Government of Bulacan and the Zoning Containment Strategy of the national government has been proven effective as the Tanglaw Pag-asa Youth Rehabilitation Center (TPYRC) is now COVID-free and the lockdown was finally lifted after 21 days.

Aside from complying with the Zoning Containment Strategy, Governor Daniel R. Fernando immediately tasked the Provincial Engineer’s Office to make rooms inside the facility of TPYRC upon knowing the situation that Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office staff and some of the Children in Conflict with Law (CICL) turned out to be COVID-19 positive.

He also ordered strict health monitoring of the COVID-positive patients and disinfection of the facility in an aim to stop the transmission inside TPYRC.

In addition, the governor made sure that food and medicines were provided for all the individuals who was locked-down in the facility.

A Crisis Management Team was also formed for the systematic and well-managed flow of information.

According to the governor, the quick response of the Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 made the containment of the virus possible.

“Ang kalaban po natin dito ay oras, kailangang agaran ang solusyon dahil buhay at kalusugan ng mga nasa loob ng pasilidad ang nasa ating mga kamay. Malaki po ang ating pasasalamat sa mga taong gumawa ng paraan, sa kanilang mabilis na pag-aksyon upang mapigil natin ang lalong pagkalat ng virus sa Tanglaw,” Fernando said.

In total, 83 CICLs, nine PSWDO staff, and 8 prison guards inside TPYRC were infected and are now recovered from the Coronavirus Disease. ###