CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar”Oca” Malapitan placed another barangay in the city under total lockdown following a stunning surge of COVID-19 cases.
Mayor Oca ordered a one-week lockdown in Barangay 38 covering the main streets of C Namie, P. Sevilla, Katipunan and 2nd Avenue, West Grace Park starting at 12:01 on Tuesday until 11:59 p.m. on July 20, Monday, after the City Health Office recorded 42 COVID-19 cases in the area.
Yesterday morning, the local government started to distribute relief goods and basic essentials to more than 5,000 affected households in Barangay 38 while Mayor Oca’s Mobile Botika circled around the area to distribute free medicines and vitamins.
Mayor Oca said similar to what they did in Barangay 93 which is still under lockdown, total disinfection, mass testing and contact testing will be conducted in Barangay 38.
As of yesterday, the Caloocan City Health Office recorded a total of 1,508 individuals positively affected with the virus with 85 deathes and 733 recoveries.
As of May 13, the city health office recorded a total of 1508 individuals affected with the virus, with 85 deaths. It also recorded 733 recoveries. Listed under suspected cases was 63 individuals, with 8 under probable case and 31 new cases.
The city chief executive reminded everyone to remain careful, proactive and always follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the national and local government in combating the spread of COVID-19.