Tondo now has 171 COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, May 4, 2020, according to the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO). Tondo District 1 had 117 cases, while Tondo District 2 had 54 cases.
Tondo was on “hard lockdown” since May 3. That first day saw more than 100 residents being apprehended by authorities for violating the hard lockdown imposed on Manila’s Tondo District 1, which has the second most number of COVID-19 cases. A total of 204 violators were reportedly arrested. The lockdown ended today at 5:00 a.m.
According to a report by Philippine Star, 1,409 Tondo residents were tested during the lockdown. One hundred nine tested positive of the virus. Of the 911 suspected carriers, 784 have undergone swab testing.
As of yesterday, May 4, Manila’s COVID-19 cases are now at 770, with 114 recoveries and 73 deaths. Sampaloc has the most number of active cases at 120.
MPIO added that the spike of positive cases was due to the rapid mass testing conducted at COVID-19 testing booths across the six districts.