28 brgys in Iloilo City placed under surgical lockdown

ILOILO CITY — At least 28 barangays in this city have been placed under surgical lockdown after three or more cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in these areas.

Despite the rainy weather, a man wearing a mask uses his bike to go home after work in Iloilo City. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the surgical lockdown, which took effect Thursday, September 17, when 30 new COVID-19 positive cases, all locally transmitted, were recorded.

Jeck Conlu, the city government’s spokesman on COVID-19, said Sitio Taytay of Barangay Simon Ledesma in Jaro district and Zone 4 of Barangay Concepcion in City Proper district were also placed under total lockdown.

In Jaro district, there were surgical lockdowns in portions of Barangays Bito-on, Buntatala, Cubay, M.H. del Pilar, San Isidro, and Tabuc Suba.

In La Paz district, placed under surgical lockdowns were portions of Barangays Aguinaldo, Bo. Obrero, Sinikway, Ingore, Jalandoni Estate, Magsaysay, Nabitasan, and Rizal Lapuz Sur.

In Molo district, there were surgical lockdowns in parts of Barangays Calumpang, East Baluarte, Infante, and San Juan.

In Arevalo district, there were surgical lockdowns imposed in portions of Barangays Bonifacio, San Jose and Sta. Cruz, while in the City Proper district, the same restrictions were imposed in portions in Barangays Gen. Hughes, Monica and Zamora.

In Mandurriao district, there were surgical lockdowns in portions of Barangay Bakhaw and Bolilao.

Conlu clarified that only certain households or portions of these barangays were placed under surgical lockdown, and not the entire barangay.

Meanwhile, liquor ban was also implemented in these barangays, as well as curfew between 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew.