MANILA, Philippines — Due to the rise in cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in Pasig City, the local government unit (LGU) has imposed a 14-day lockdown in selected areas of Barangay Manggahan.
The localized enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which took effect Sunday (July 19), covers the streets of Pipino, Labanos, Okra, and Ubas in the Ninoy Aquino Pilot Community or NAPICO area.
Barangay Chairwoman Shiela de Asis appealed to her constituents to strictly comply with the health protocols especially the wearing of face masks and physical distancing to curb COVID-19 transmission.
She assured that residents affected by the lockdown will be able to get food assistance from the LGU.
As of July 19, Barangay Manggahan has recorded around 110 positive cases, 54 of which are active. Death toll in the area stands at seven.
The Pasig City Police Office said essential workers and authorized persons outside residence (APOR) are the only ones allowed to go out provided they present their valid company ID and permit to leave premises issued by the PCPO.
A P5,000 fine would be slapped on violators of the localized ECQ that will end on August 2. MNP (with inputs from Jun Soriao)