Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin.

Governor Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras has described as “a defining health crisis of our time” the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Gumarin spoke earlier today through a digital platform in a virtual address to mark the 28th anniversary of Guimaras as a full-fledged province on May 22, 2020.

The crisis “brings out the worst and best in us,” Gumarin noted, even as he harped on the community’s volunteerism and love that have become infectious as the virus itself.

For much of the world COVID-19 is not just a health crisis but has become a humanitarian and economic crisis as well, Gumarin said.

In Guimaras the governor cited the “customized response initiative” of the anti-Covid Executive Committee comprised also by Rep. Lucille Nava, Vice Gov. JohnEd Gando, Dr. Rahman Nava, and town mayors.

The initiative was a strategic tool that sustained for Guimaras a “Covid-free” status by harmonizing local measures to national policy, the governor said.

Gumarin paid tribute to the anti-Covid front-liners and implored continuing support from every Guimarasnon as the province transitions to a “new normal.”

“We are all vulnerable, we are all at risk,” Gumarin said as he reiterated a continued vigilance and adherence to quarantine regulations.

The governor disclosed this early that Guimaras has formulated a COVID-19 Rehabilitation-Recovery Plan and endorsed this to the Regional Development Council.*

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