Lockdown imposed anew in Ilagan's 23 sub-villages

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – Nine barangays with 23 sub-villages here were again put under granular lockdown as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increased a bit in this city.

These areas were first placed under strict community quarantine in August.

Mayor Josemarie Diaz said on Thursday the localized lockdown was again imposed to curb coronavirus cases, which hiked to 92 on Tuesday from 73 on Sept. 8. The average daily attack rate was placed at 6.80 percent, up from 6.01-percent last week.

Placed under lockdown from 12 noon of Sept. 16 until 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 were Purok 1, 5 and 7, Capitol Hills Subdivision and City Homes Subdivision, all in Baragay Alibagu; Purok 2, 4, 5 and Bulan St., all in Calamagui 2nd; Purok 5, 6, 7 and Villa Jesusa, all in Bliss Village; Purok 1 and 6, both in Baligatan; Purok 1, 2 and 5, all in Baculod; Purok 1 and 3, both in Guinatan; Purok 4 in Alinguigan 3rd; Purok 1 in San Vicente; and Purok 7 in Cabannugan 2nd.

“We encouraged the people to think of their fellows and stay home. If they do not value themselves, they should value their fellows,” Diaz said in a statement posted on social media and sent to reporters on Thursday.

Except for those with emergency and medical needs and other people allowed under the guidelines, residents in the locked down areas are barred from leaving their homes.

People who are above 65 years old and below 18 years old, as well as those with comorbidities, have also been disallowed to go out.

A curfew was imposed from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day.

A liquor ban is likewise in effect.