Zamboanga City provides aid to persons under quarantine in Basilan island


The city government of Zamboanga has extended assistance to individuals undergoing quarantine in an island in Basilan province, military said.

The local government of Zamboanga, led by Mayor Beng Climaco, donated relief goods for the persons who are currently undergoing quarantine in Sibakil Island, Lantawan, according to the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom).

She handed over sacks of rice and other relief items to Westmincom Deputy Commander for Operations Brig. Gen. Camilo Balutan in Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City Monday, March 23.

Nearly 200 individuals who are now under isolation in Sibakil came from Malaysia. They have been isolated to ensure first that they are not carriers of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).