8 barangays in Caloocan have COVID-19 cases

Published March 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Joseph Almer Pedrajas 

Eight out of 188 barangays in Caloocan City have reported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of Tuesday.

The local government said that barangays 94, 27, 53, 176, 178, 22, 172, and 131 have confirmed cases.

A patient from Barangay 131 already died, the local government added.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 46 persons under investigation while 161 persons under monitoring.

As preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, the local government and the Caloocan police have agreed to implement window hours for residents going to the market.

Mayor Oca Malapitan said that it has been implemented so people would “have no business” outside after the window hours.

Only from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 5 p.m. that residents can go to the wet market.

Meanwhile, people going to supermarkets, banks and pharmacies can go outside from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.