More computers for BARMM island provinces to enhance COVID-19 data processingSeptember 14, 2020
By John Unson
The Bangsamoro government is distributing more computers to Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi provinces to enhance their COVID-19 data processing capability.
Interior and Local Government Minister Naguib Sinarimbo of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), said Saturday they are to ship soon the computers and accessories to the island provinces.
Sinarimbo supervises the operation of the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READ) of BARMM.
Thirty-five BARMM employees among them are frontliners tested positive of the disease last week.
Sinarimbo the regional government strengthens its COVID-19 campaign by providing its provinces offices new equipment to enhance their operation.
There are more computers to come, he said.
Sinarimbo also revealed the United Nations Development Programme for donating this week biohazard protection supplies to the office of Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong.
Lanao del Sur has a high prevalence of COVID-19.
Adiong received from the UNDP 200 sets of protective suits, 200 face shields, 1,000 disposable facemasks, 200 KN95 facemasks, 2,000 pairs of shoe linings and 2,000 pairs of hand gloves.
Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Marawi and Lamitan compose BARMM. (John Unson/ The Mindanao Sun)