Barangay 156 in Caloocan to go under total lockdown for 2 days | Inquirer News

Barangay 156 in Caloocan to go under total lockdown for 2 days

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 06:42 PM May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay 156 in District 1 of Caloocan City will be placed under total lockdown for two days starting Wednesday after the city government recorded an increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, police said Tuesday.

Caloocan police chief Col. Dario Menor confirmed in a text message that the lockdown will begin at midnight of May 13 after the city health department documented 25 cases of coronavirus disease in Barangay 156.

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An advisory from Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) of Barangay 156 showed that the lockdown will start from 12:01 a.m. of Wednesday to 11:59 p.m. of May 15, Friday.

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Posted by Sangguniang Kabataan Brgy. 156, Caloocan City on Monday, May 11, 2020

The youth council reminded the following guidelines for residents during the lockdown:

  • Residents must strictly stay in their homes and will not be allowed to go outside even if they have quarantine passes.
  • No one will be allowed to enter or exit from Barangay 156.
  • Non-essential establishments and workplaces will be closed.

Excluded from the lockdown policies are health care workers, essential frontliners of the City Health Department, police officers, authorities of the barangay and residents with medical emergencies.

The council also vowed residents that the city government will distribute relief goods for residents during the two-day lockdown.

The City Health Department will also conduct COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and disease surveillance during the lockdown.

Menor, meanwhile, said they will deploy 75 police officers to ensure that residents will follow city government’s guidelines during the total lockdown.

As of Tuesday, May 12, Caloocan has 269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 24 deaths and 42 recoveries.

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