LOOK: Manila Implements Localized Lockdown

To contain a spike in new virus cases.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

The capital city of Manila on Thursday placed select areas under strict lockdown to contain a spike in COVID-19 infections threatening the recovery of the economy.

Select villages have been placed under a four-day lockdown with police manning entry and exit points.

One village under a localized lockdown for instance is Barangay 351 Zone 35 in Sta. Cruz is guarded by police forces. Individuals entering and leaving the premises are asked to present valid IDs.

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The move comes as Metro Manila sees a spike in COVID-19 infections, reporting over 2,000 new cases daily for the past few days.

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Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno on Thursday said the city government started providing food supplies to villages affected by the localized lockdowns.

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"Ito po ay parte ng ating layunin na patuloy na bigyan ng makakakain ang bawat pamilyang Manilenyo sa kabila ng ating pagpapatupad ng lockdown," he said in a tweet.

Earlier this week, Health Sec. Francisco Duque III said Metro Manila mayors have been reminded to strictly implement COVID-19 protocols to contain the spike in infections.

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