Bacoor City Hall of Justice placed under 2-week lockdown

Published August 1, 2020, 7:21 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

BACOOR, Cavite – The city government announced on Saturday (Aug. 1) that the Hall of Justice in Barangay Tabing Dagat will be temporarily closed after two lawyers and a security guard tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Hall of Justice will be on lockdown until August 14 for contract-tracing measures and for all employees to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

The local government unit (LGU) also asked those who visited the Hall of Justice between July 20 and July 30 to immediately coordinate with their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs), especially if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

With the Hall of Justice being a critical zone (CrZ), an area surrounding it is categorized as a containment zone (CZ) where modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) rules will apply during the lockdown period. Barangay officials were tasked to identify exactly which households fall under the CZ.

As of July 30, the city has recorded 695 cases of COVID-19, with 264 recoveries and 38 deaths.