Manila Mayor Isko Moreno placed 15 more areas under granular lockdown starting Monday until Thursday to give way to contact-tracing as COVID-19 cases rise in the capital region.
The following 13 barangays and two locations will be on lockdown until Mar. 25, 11:59 p.m.
- Barangay 107
- Barangay 147
- Barangay 256
- Barangay 262
- Barangay 281 (Under Executive Order No. 10)
- Barangay 297
- Barangay 350
- Barangay 385
- Barangay 513
- Barangay 519
- Barangay 624
- Barangay 696Barangay 831
- Street lockdown (Barangay 353): Kusang Loob Street, Sta. Cruz
- Clustering Lockdown (Barangay 658): NYK Fil-Ship Management Building
All residents in the areas are prohibtied from leaving their homes. The following individuals are exempted:
- health workers
- military personnel
- service workers (pharmacies, drug stores, and funeral homes), utility workers (energy, cable, internet, telecommunication companies, water, sanitation, and critical transport facilities including port operation)
- essential workers (goods delivery, food delivery, banking and money services)
- barangay officials (Chairpersons, Barangay Secretary, Barangay Treasurers, Kagawads, and Executive Officers)
- media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force
Last week, Moreno placed several barangays under lockdown to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases.
For three straight days until Sunday, the Philippines recorded at least 7,000 new daily cases, prompting officials to impose stricter quarantine protocols in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Antipolo, and Rizal until Apr. 4.
Seniors and minors were prohibited from going outside. Those who could go out of their homes must follow curfew hours, which run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Non-essential travel, physical masses, and entertainment activities were banned. Services in food establishments were limited to take-out, delivery, and al fresco dining only.
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