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Tondo District 1 Now Under 48-Hour Hard Lockdown

The hard lockdown in Tondo ends Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
by FM Ganal
May 3, 2020
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

The 48-hour hard lockdown of Tondo District 1 formally begins today, Sunday, May 3.

In the order formally signed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno last April 30, all residents are strictly confined to their residences and are prohibited from stepping outside their homes.

Workers exempted from the hard lockdown are:

  • Health workers
  • Officers and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)
  • Government workers
  • Those working in pharmacies, drug stores and funeral home establishments
  • Public utility companies such as energy companies, cable, internet and other telecommunication, water, sanitation companies and critical transport facilities, including port operations
  • Service workers who provide daily essential services such as the delivery of essential good cargoes, food delivery services, banking and money transfer services; barangay chairpersons, secretaries, treasurers, kagawads and executive officers.

Merchants in the Divisoria area within the vicinity of Barangays number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 will be allowed to vend within the allowable time and place prescribed by the city.

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GMA News Online reports that family food packs were distributed to residents before the lockdown.

Implementing the Tondo lockdown are around 803 personnel from the Manila Police District (MPD) and 150 officers from the Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield.

Violators of the 48-hour lockdown will be brought to a holding area and be made to watch an educational video about COVID-19.

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Tondo District 1 is the second district in Manila to be placed on hard lockdown.

Sampaloc, which registers the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Manila, was the first district to come under these measures.

Sampaloc observed a 48-hour lockdown from April 23 to 25, 2020.

Tondo District 1 registers the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the city of Manila.