14-day lockdown ordered in part of Pampanga village with local coronavirus transmission | Inquirer News

14-day lockdown ordered in part of Pampanga village with local coronavirus transmission

/ 07:07 PM July 02, 2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Apalit town Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. has ordered Pampanga police to enforce a 14-day lockdown in Purok 4 of Barangay Capalangan on Thursday after five more persons there tested positive for the coronavirus there.

In a video post on social media, Tetangco said the five persons were infected by the first patient, a 69-year-old woman. They lived in the same compound and the mayor said it was a case of local transmission.


The woman had contact with her children who worked in Metro Manila and in the capital city of San Fernando, he said.

Tetangco said the woman was “pulled out and isolated from Capalangan” shortly after she tested positive last June 26.


Disinfection and contact tracing have been done in the riverside village where the road is narrow and houses were built next to each other, with some parts looking like slums in urban areas.

The police banned residents from leaving their homes.

The mayor has appealed to residents to report if they had contact with the newly-infected persons.

The village of Capalangan had been placed on a three-day lockdown during the feast of Apung Iru (St. Peter) from June 28-30.


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