Abby Binay orders granular lockdown of Brgy Tejeros street over COVID-19 cases

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay has ordered the implementation of a granular lockdown at H. Santos St. in Brgy. Tejeros starting Thursday, September 16, over a spike in COVID-19 cases.

In a statement, Binay said the infection needs to be contained by promptly identifying, isolating and treating infected residents. She assured those affected by the lockdown that the city is ready to provide their essential needs.

“We have prepared food packs and other essential items, including COVID-19 home care kits for individuals who test positive,” the mayor said.

Binay said a “concierge-like” station has also been set up in a strategic area within the locked down zone to assist residents, including those who need to buy medicines and other essentials.

The city will also deploy swab teams to conduct house-to-house RT-PCR tests. Priority will be given to symptomatic patients and identifying and tracing their close contacts.

“We will immediately deploy our swab teams to conduct house-to-house swab tests to properly isolate and treat positive patients. I appeal to our Makatizens at H. Santos St. to cooperate so that we can curb the spread of the virus,” Binay said.