Parañaque city gov't places sitio under 4-day lockdown

The Parañaque City government has placed Sitio Malugay in Barangay San Martin de Porres under a four-day calibrated containment and mitigation which will start on the eve of Thursday (Aug. 13) and last until midnight of Aug. 16.

 Mayor Edwin Olivarez said is meant to reduce the movement of sitio residents, after the City Health Office (CHO) recorded 103 confirmed and 28 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area.

The City Environment and Natural Resources office started a clearing and decontamination activity in the area on Thursday morning (Aug. 13).

 Barangay San Matin de Porres will be placed under a 24-hour curfew, and the basic and essential needs of the residents will be provided by the barangay and the city government.

Barangay San Martin de Porres announced on their Facebook page that all quarantine passes issued to residents were temporarily suspended for four days, and only government employees and frontliners will be allowed to pass the quarantine control points to go to work.

 The barangay also advised those who are not government employees and frontliners to obtain a certificate of calibrated containment from the barangay to inform their employers that they cannot report to work until the lockdown is lifted.

Olivarez said mass testing for the coronavirus will also be conducted in Sitio Malugay during the lockdown, targeting about 100 individuals to be tested in a day.   

 As of Wednesday, the city government has recorded a total of 3,247 confirmed cases and 93 deaths.