Four areas in GMA, Cavite under strict quarantine control

Published July 1, 2020, 11:09 AM

by Carla Bauto Deña

GENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ, Cavite – The municipal government has placed four areas under a stricter quarantine control to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

From June 30 to July 13, authorities will be closely monitoring Barangay Nicolasa Virata and three subdivisions in Barangay Francisco De Castro. 

“We’re implementing strict GCQ in these areas because of the increasing number of cases in these barangays,” Public Information Officer John

Derrick Ordoñez told Manila Bulletin. “And also to limit the mobility of the residents to prevent the transmission of the virus.”

Under the stricter quarantine measures, barriers will be placed in thoroughfares leading to major roads. Barangay officials are also tasked to patrol the streets to ensure that no resident loiters or   violate community quarantine guidelines.

Residents in the said areas are only allowed to go out for work or buy essentials during their schedule under the barangay scheming plan.

Non-residents are not allowed to enter the areas unless in cases of emergency, and only essential delivery such as food, medicine, and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be allowed.

The municipal government said the number of coronavirus cases significantly increased when various industries resumed operation.

“We already had local transmission, but when the industries have opened again, in some cases, their travel history was to and from work, so it’s really a factor,” Ordoñez said.

From nine confirmed cases on June 1, the cases have reportedly swelled to 28 by June 30.