Minister Sinarimbo warns residents on 'non-authentic' GCQ guidelines

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao-Minister Naguib Sinarimbo of the Ministry of Local Government (MLG) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) warned Friday that residents should listen only to government advisories on changes in COVID-19 quarantine protocols and disregard fake notices spreading on social media.
In a radio report, Sinarimbo said that people ought to listen only to announcements from their local government units and from local and provincial health officials on changes in COVID-19 prevention procedures.

He was apparently referring to adjustments on the government’s anti-COVID-19 containment procedures as a result of the shift from the nationwide enhanced community quarantine to a general community quarantine status, the reports said.

Non-authentic advisories on the modalities of the switch from ECQ to GCQ circulating on Facebook have been causing confusion among residents in far-flung southern towns, the radio reports also said.

“The police and military can also provide very clear insights on that. We must only get information on the intricacies of this GCQ from proper sources,” Sinarimbo said.

BARMM is established in accordance with the Bangsamoro Organic Law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, and a product of a plebiscite conducted in February of 2019.