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Entire building in Navotas public housing site under lockdown

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 11:56 PM September 05, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Building 4 in Navotaas Homes-2 in Barangay Tanza 2 was placed under lockdown after the surge of positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the area.

Navotaas — a public housing project — is a ply on the city’s name and the Tagalog word “taas,” meaning “up” or “an elevated place.”

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On Saturday night, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco announced on Twitter that the lockdown would be enforced from Sept. 6 at 5:01 a.m. to Sept. 19 at 11:59 p.m.

According to Tiangco, he ordered the lockdown after 25 residents of the building tested positive for the respiratory disease last August.

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All other residents of the building were also subjected to swab tests, Tiangco added.

The city would provide all residents of Building 4 with food packs.

Essential workers will be allowed to work if they are negative in swab tests and if they have a valid certificate of employment or a company ID.

They will have to follow strict health protocols when going to work, Tiangco stressed.

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That means wearing masks, observing 2-meter social distancing, avoiding crowded places, and frequent washing of hands.

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