CALOOCAN CITY, JULY 4 (PIA)-- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso placed 31 barangays under a 48-hour hard lockdown.
Domagoso through Executive Order No. 31 implemented an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in several barangays in the city for purposes of disease surveillance, rapid risk assessment and testing operations "as the city's response measures to the imminent danger posed by COVID-19."
The myor issued the executive order upon the verification of the Manila Health Department (MHD) that the barangays concerned recorded more than three COVID19 positive cases from June 15-29.
The order will took effect 12 a.m. of Saturday, July 4 and will last until 11:59 pm of Sunday, July 5.
The barangays placed under ECQ are as follows:
District 1: Barangays 20, 41, 51, 56, 66, 96, 97, 101, 106, 116, 118, 120, 128, and 129.
District 2: Barangays 163, 173, 180, 185, and 215.
District 3: Barangays 275, 310, 343, and 380.
District 5: Barangays 649, 724, 766, 775, and 811.
District 6: Barangays 836, 846 and 847.
Domagoso said that residents of the 31 barangays shall be strictly confined to their residences and are prohibited from going outside their homes.
However, the order exempts the following: 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, and media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force.
"All other commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and other activities not mentioned in above exemptions in the said district shall be suspended within the specified period of ECQ," the executive order stated.
"Station commanders of police stations in the said barangays are hereby directed to employ and deploy officers and personnel in strategic locations and areas necessary for the effective implementation of the ECQ," it added.(PIO Manila/PIA-NCR)