Umayos kayo! Isko placed Manila barangay under 2-day hard lockdown

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Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso has placed Barangay 847, Zone 92 in Pandacan under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) “hard lockdown” as the National Capital Region (NCR) shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday (June 1).

Executive Order 24 signed by Domagoso imposes hard lockdown in the said area for 48 hours, from 12 a.m. of June 1 until 11.59 p.m. of June 2 “for purposes of disease surveillance, verification of testing and rapid risk assessment in relation to Covid-19”.

The hard lockdown, according to Domagoso, was requested by the officials of the barangay as they have four reported confirmed coronavirus cases and six suspected cases.

“May request yung barangay chairman na mag lockdown, tiningnan namin yung datos viable at it needs to be lockdown. Habang nagluluwag tayo, we are still certain of our policies. To Barangay 847, granted po ang inyong request for hard lockdown,” he said in a briefing.

Domagoso urged Manileños anew to help the local government by following quarantine protocols and continue staying at home.

In his regular address this weekend, Domagoso reminded everyone to “always wear masks, keep a safe distance and practice physical distancing at all times, wash hands as often as possible and stay home as much as possible,”

He said persons below 21 years old and 60 and above should remain in their residences.

Domagoso said as Manila shifts to GCQ, the local government can still place certain areas in the city under ECQ hard lockdown, just like Barangay 847 Zone 92 in Pandacan.

On Saturday, May 30, Domagoso warned barangays that he will not think twice abut locking down their areas if they neglect the government’s quarantine protocols under the GCQ.

“I will not hesitate na ang mga area or barangay na magpapabaya, papapabayan itong sitwasyon. I can (impose) lockdown any time, ” Domagoso said.

Meanwhile, liquor ban is still in place in the city of Manila.

“Bawal pa rin ang alak. Wala munang magtitinda ng alak. Ibibigay ko rin yan balang araw, konting tiis lang. Bisyo lang naman yan eh,” Domagoso said. (PNA)