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10 streets in Baclaran under 3-day ‘calibrated lockdown’

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 05:18 AM May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ten streets in Parañaque City’s Barangay Baclaran will be placed under a three-day “calibrated lockdown” starting at 6 a.m. today, May 21, until Saturday midnight due to the high number of confirmed new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in these areas.

An advisory signed by Mayor Edwin Olivarez identified these as Bagong Sikat, Bagong Lipunan, Bagong Pag-asa, Bagong Ilog, E. Rodriguez, Bagong Buhay, Bagong Silang, Dimasalang Extension, Mabuhay and 12 De Junio.

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Residents will undergo testing and those found positive will be moved to quarantine facilities in the city.

The commercial-residential area is known for the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, also known as Baclaran Church.

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Olivarez said the areas were recommended by barangay and city health personnel who had conducted community-based screening.

The announcement was made late because the city government’s request to implement a lockdown to the Regional Interagency Task Force for COVID-19 was approved only on Monday night.

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