10 Navotas bgys under ECQ due to spike in COVID-19 cases

May 23, 2020

NAVOTAS City Mayor Toby Tiangco yesterday laid out guidelines for residents of 10 barangays that were placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus (COVID) 19.

The strict implementation of the rule on home quarantine pass (HQP) highlighted the guidelines under Executive Order No. TMT-030 signed by Mayor Tiangco which means only one person per household will be allowed to use the previously issued HQP and no additional pass will be issued by the barangays.

Earlier, ten barangays were placed under ECQ that started yesterday, Saturday at 5:01 a.m. that will last until May 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Among these are Barangays NBBS Dagat-Dagatan, NBBS Kaunlaran, NBBS Proper, San Jose, NBBN, Sipac Almacen, Daanghari, Tangos North, Tangos South, and San Roque.

Mayor Tiangco said the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases-National Capital Region (RIATF NCR) noted that the said barangays have the highest numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the city.

Mayor Tiangco said the issued HQP shall be valid for use by the resident only on days allowed for the barangay that issued the quarantine pass since the city will implement a barangay-based market schedule.

HQP holders of Barangays San Rafael Village, NBBS Kaunlaran, Bangkulasi, Bagumbayan South, Navotas East, Sipac-Almacen, Daanghari, Tangos North, and Tanza 1 can go out of their homes to buy essentials only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On the other hand, those from Barangays NBBS Proper, NBBS Dagat-Dagatan, NBBN, Bagumbayan North, Navotas West, San Jose, San Roque, Tangos South, and Tanza 2 can do so on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Public markets are closed on Sundays for cleaning and disinfection.

“Essential workers or those exempted by the IATF, including those who work at the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority, will be allowed to go to work provided they bring a valid company ID or a certificate of employment,” Tiangco said.

He also ordered that those leaving their homes should properly wear face masks, maintain 1 or 2-meter physical distancing and avoid grouping or crowd.