Manila City to place 3 barangays under 48-hour hard lockdown
MANILA, Philippines — Three barangays in Manila will be placed under hard lockdown for 48 hours to make way for testing of suspected carriers of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
This was announced Wednesday by the city government in an advisory on Twitter.
According to the Manila Public Information Office, Barangay 60, Zone 5; Barangay 163, Zone 14; and Barangay 844, Zone 92 will be placed under hard lockdown from midnight Friday, June 19, until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 20.
MAHALAGANG ABISO: Isasailalim sa 48-hour hard lockdown ang Barangay 60, Zone 5, Barangay 163, Zone 14 at Barangay 844, Zone 92 simula 12:00 AM ng June 19 hanggang 11:59 PM ng June 20 upang magsagawa ng expanded targeted testing.#AlertoManileno #COVID19PH pic.twitter.com/BjQ7qfKkAQFEATURED STORIESNEWSINFO
— Manila Public Information Office (@ManilaPIO) June 17, 2020
Hard lockdown means residents of the area are barred to go out of their houses, except for medical workers, police and military personnel, government employees, and other essential workers.
Also, hard lockdown means the closure of commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, and other activities that were not mentioned in the exemptions.
The stricter coronavirus lockdown imposed over the three barangays comes after the Manila City Health Department recorded a high number of COVID-19 cases in those areas.
Specifically, authorities said Barangay 163 posted 22 COVID-19 cases, Barangay 844 logged two cases while Barangay 60 has 10 cases.
As of June 16, 1,854 individuals in the nation’s capital city were found infected with COVID-19. This number includes 110 deaths and 577 recoveries.
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