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IATF approves unrestricted movement for agri workers

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has obtained approval to remove restrictions on food production activities, including the movements of farmers and fishermen who have been caught up in local quarantine orders during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has obtained approval to remove restrictions on food production activities, including the movements of farmers and fishermen who have been caught up in local quarantine orders during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said that workers in the agriculture and fisheries sectors play a crucial part in sustaining the food supply as the country deals with disruptions during COVID-19.

We are heartened that during the 21st teleconference of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), we approved that all agriculture and fishery stakeholders must be considered frontliners and their movements shall remain unhampered Mr. Dar said.

See full article at Business World Online

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