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QC lifts lockdown for select communities as COVID-19 cases drop

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There are no more areas in Quezon City under special concern lockdown (SCL) as COVID-19 cases continue to drop.

The SCL imposed on Alleys 1 and 2 in Block 17, Barangay Bungad was lifted on November 6.

The city started enforcing SCL in May to contain the spread of the virus, initially placing 20 areas in five barangays under lockdown.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said the lifting of SCL was “another positive development” in the fight against COVID-19.

“This is another indication that we’re headed in the right direction, in addition to the drop in number of our active cases,” she said.

Belmonte, however, reminded residents not to let their guard down and continue to observe health protocols like wearing face masks and wash hands.