SOME areas in Caloocan City have been placed on a granular lockdown, coinciding with the implementation of enhance community quarantine (ECQ) that started Monday up to Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said the areas that were placed on lockdown include Barangay Tuna Base/711 Tuna St. corner Taksay St., to Taksay St. corner JP Rizal Avenue Dagat-Dagatan Ave. to Torcillio St. corner JP. Rizal Avenue.
The city chief executive said it is necessary to implement the granular lockdown in certain areas due to the continuous surge of COVID-19 cases in their barangays.
“Mas mahigpit itong Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine (EECQ) na ipatutupad natin sa mga apektadong kalye kaysa sa ECQ na ipatutupad ng pamahalaang nasyonal. Malaki ang Barangay 28 at kailangan nating makontrol kaagad ang paglaganap ng sakit at batay sa monitoring ng ating City Health Department at ng Caloocan City COVID-19 Command Center ay nakasentro sa mga lugar na ito ang COVID-19 cases,” Mayor Oca said.
The mayor said the city government will conduct mass swab testing and disinfecting operations in all the areas covered by granular lockdown.
“Alam po namin na maraming apektado subalit hinihingi po namin ang pang-unawa at kooperasyon ng lahat. Mas mahalaga po ang buhay at kaligtasan ng ating mga mamamayan higit sa lahat,” the mayor added.
Mayor Oca also assured that the city government will distribute food packs to the residents affected by the lockdown.
Based on the latest data from the Caloocan City Health Department, Barangay 28 recorded a total of 44 COVID-19 active cases.