THE local government unit placed 25 households in Barangay Puertebello in Tudela town, Camotes Island on granular lockdown starting Wednesday night, August 25, 2021, after three residents died of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
According to Tudela Mayor Greman Solante, the lockdown will last until September 7, 2021.
He said the lockdown was decided on August 24 by the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force Covid-19 (MIATF) after consultations with the Rural Health Unit (RHU) and barangay officials.
The houses on lockdown are located in Purok Fire Tree across from a school in the barangay.
The only ones allowed to go out are those who need to look after their herd of animals.
“Within this location, three died of Covid-19, with two of them confirmed to be Covid-positive, while the other was suspected to have had Covid symptoms,” said Solante in a Facebook post.
Only allowed to come near the area are members of the MIATF and responders and members of the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team.
Medicines and rice would be given to the affected households. (REV)