A total of 172 of Manila’s 896 barangays are now free of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said Monday.
In the data provided by the Manila public information office, there are 23 barangays that are COVID-19-free in District 1; 31 in District 2; 31 in District 3; 36 in District 4; 24 in District 5; and 27 in District 6.
“Hopefully, hindi na mabawasan yung zero barangay na aming free COVID (the number of our barangays without COVID-19 cases would not decrease),” Domagoso told reporters in an interview.
Julius Leonen, the head of the city’s public information office, said the local government will give recognition and incentives to the barangays that will still have no COVID-19 cases by the end of the month.
“If until October 31, COVID-free sila, eligible sila (They’ll be eligible for the said reward if until October 31, they will still be COVID-19-free),” Leonen said.
In a recent Facebook Live, Domagoso said the local government will award P100,000 to any barangay with zero new COVID-19 infection for two months.