Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has placed the entire Barangay 847 under a 48-hour Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 24 ordering the implementation of the ECQ for purposes of COVID19 surveillance, rapid risk assessment and testing operations “as the city’s response measures to the imminent danger posed by COVID-19.”
The Mayor issued the executive order upon the request of barangay officials from Barangay 847.
The order will be effective from 12 a.m. of June 1 until 11:59 pm of June 2.
“May request ang chairman na mag-lockdown. Tiningnan namin ang datos, viable ang lockdown. Granted po ang inyong request,” Domagoso said via Facebook Live.
The Mayor said that an ECQ has to be imposed given the four reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six suspected cases in Barangay 847.
Domagoso said that residents of Barangay 847 shall be strictly confined to their residences and are prohibited from going outside their homes.
However, the order exempts the following: health workers, military personnel, service workers (pharmacies, drug stores, and funeral homes), utility workers (energy, cable, internet, telecommunication companies, water, sanitation, and critical transport facilities including port operation), essential workers (goods delivery, food delivery, banking and money services), barangay officials, and media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force.
“All other commercial, industrial, retail, institutional and other activities not mentioned in above exemptions in the said district shall be suspended within the specified period of ECQ,” the executive order stated.
“Station commanders of police stations in the said barangay are hereby directed to employ and deploy officers and personnel in strategic locations and areas necessary for the effective implementation of the ECQ,” it added.