Residents affected by granular lockdown get food aid

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RESIDENTS in the five barangays in Cebu City who have been forced to stay at home after their areas were placed under granular lockdown received basic goods from the Cebu City Government on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Mayor Edgardo Labella said this was one of the provisions of his executive order to make sure the residents of Sitio Eyha in Barangay Guadalupe, Balaga Drive to Sitio Cekalco in Barangay Labangon, Tuada Compound in Barangay Tisa, Sitio San Isidro and Abellanosa Compound in Barangay Quiot and C. Mina Ext. in Barangay Mabolo won’t go hungry for the duration of the strict quarantine measure.

A high number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases were reported in these six areas, which prompted the City Government to impose a granular lockdown.

“Less than a day after my directive to put six areas in five barangays under strict lockdown, relief goods in the form of rice, canned goods, and other food packs were distributed to the affected families,” Labella posted on his official Facebook page.

Assistant City Administrator Junine Aragones said they distributed 443 bags of rice (25 kilos each), 6,645 canned goods, 544 milk pouches and 443 coffee pouches.

City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief Implementer of the Inter-Agency Task Force Emergency Operations Center Cebu City, said more areas in other barangays will be placed under granular lockdown in the coming days.

He said they are still waiting for validation reports of barangay councils regarding Covid-19 cases in their areas.

Labella said affected residents, including those considered as authorized persons outside residence, are forbidden to leave their homes to prevent transmission of the disease. (PAC / PJB)