By Carla Bauto Deña
CAVITE – The night before Metro Manila shifts to general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1, Governor Jonvic Remulla warned his constituents to prepare for the anticipated agonizing commute to the National Capital Region (NCR).
According to the governor, heavy traffic was to be expected, so those reporting to work in NCR have been advised to leave home early.
He also warned that there will be a handful of new transport rules with regard to bus routes and stops.
“Ayon sa mga usapan ng ating mga mayors ay hinde sigurado kung papayagan pa ng IATF ang mag pasada pa ang mga lumang type ng passenger jeepney simula bukas,” Remulla wrote in a Facebook post.
“Malamang ay magulo ang sistema ng public transportation bukas. Pasensya na po na wala pa akong kasagutan. Ako po ay nakamasid bukas ng umaga,” he added.
Remulla also reminded his constituents to practice proper hygiene and safety precautions as they return to work.
“Halos 50 percent ng COVID-19 cases natin ay nagmula sa NCR,” the governor rued. “Please wear a mask as much as possible. Please take a bath immediately when you get home. Ihiwalay ang labahin at ingatan ang pag laba nito. Maghugas ng kamay ng madalas habang nasa trabaho.”
Remulla is set to talk to Cavite mayors Monday, and assess the situation on an hourly basis.
The province has recorded 355 cases of COVID-19 as of May 31.