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Cotabato City on lockdown due to COVID-19

/ 01:28 PM March 17, 2020

COTABATO CITY –– Cotabato City is on lockdown beginning 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Only health workers residing outside the city are allowed to enter after undergoing thermal scanning.

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Food delivery trucks can also enter, but private vehicles and public transport are turned away.

“I know this is an abrupt move, but I am appealing to the public to understand the drastic measures that we are implementing,” Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said in a statement.

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The lockdown is a precautionary measure, Sayadi added.

All the city’s entry and exit points, including the tributaries, where motorboats are used in transporting people, are being monitored./lzb

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