Lockdown in H. Monroy St. in Brgy. Navotas West extends until June 24

Marje Pelayo   •   June 22, 2020   •   282

MANILA, Philippines — The Navotas city government has extended the lockdown imposed over H. Monroy Street in response to the recommendation of the City Health Department. 

The lockdown was supposed to end on June 21, but has been extended through June 24.

This comes after 49 residents in the barangay tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the recently conducted rapid tests, one of whom yielded a positive result in the confirmatory test. 

In his Facebook page. Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco said his decision to extend the lockdown is for the residents to complete the 14-day quarantine period. 

The local government strongly reminds residents to be vigilant and be responsible considering that recent cases of COVID-19 have been reported among family members. MNP (with inputs from Joan Nano)

Locally-stranded individuals, hindi muna makakapasok sa Bulacan habang naka-MECQ – LGU

Robie de Guzman   •   August 4, 2020

Inanunsyo ngayong Martes ng Bulacan provincial government na hindi muna papayagang makapasok ang mga uuwing locally-stranded individuals (LSI) habang nasa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) ang lalawigan.

Ayon kay Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, layon ng hakbang na higpitan ang paglabas-masok ng mga tao sa Bulacan at Metro Manila nang mapigilan ang lalo pang pagkalat ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“No LSI muna na manggagaling sa ibang lugar, lahat ng papasok sa main, hindi muna namin tatangapin habang naka-MECQ tayo. Yung papasok ng Maynila talagang hihigpitan namin ang pagbabantay,” ani Fernando.

Bilang bahagi ng hakbanging ito, naglagay na ng checkpoint ang Bulacan Police sa entry at exit points ng lalawigan pati na sa mga daanang papunta at pabalik ng North Luzon Expressway at Metro Manila.

Ayon kay Bulacan Provincial Police director PCol. Lawrence Cajipe, dadaan sa inspeksyon ang mga sasakyan upang matiyak na authorized person outside residence (APOR), medical at iba pang essential workers lang ang bumibiyahe.

“Kung hindi sila APOR, huwag na nilang pilitin palabas. Madedelay lang sila pagmumulan lang ng tensyon, kung di naman medical emergency huwag nang lumabas,” ani Cajipe.

Paalala rin ng mga otoridad, suspendido sa ngayon ang biyahe ng mga pampasaherong bus, jeep at iba pang pampublikong sasakyan.

Epektibo rin ang curfew hours sa lalawigan mula alas-otso ng gabi hanggang ala-singko ng umaga. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Nestor Torres)

Lockdown violators in Navotas City reach 3,896

Marje Pelayo   •   July 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local police in the city of Navotas reported an increase in lockdown violators in the past weeks. 

From 3,600 on July 16, the number increased to 3,894 on July 23. 

As of Thursday (July 23), the city government has hit its target of 1,000 swab testing per day. 

Mayor Toby Tiangco announced that the community swab testing has also started, although only 577 individuals submitted for testing on the first day.

In his broadcast on Facebook, Mayor Tiangco encouraged Navoteños to avail of the opportunity to take the swab tests to immediately address whether anyone tests positive.

“Hinihikayat ko po ang lahat na makiisa o pumunta doon sa ating community swabbing (I am encouraging everyone to join in the community swabbing],” Mayor Tiangco said.

Mas mabuti na po kung alam nyo kung kayo ay may COVID-19 o wala. Ito lamang po ang paraan para malaman ninyo dahil karamihan po ng ating positive ay walang sintomas o asymptomatic (It would be better know if you have COVID-19. This is the only way to know it because most of our positive cases are asymptomatic),” he added.

He constantly calls on his constituents to heed the government-imposed health protocols to be able to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Navotas City ranks second highest in COVID-19 cases

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Navotas City remains under strict community quarantine as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to rise in the area.

Currently, the city has recorded a total of 1,054 COVID-19 cases, coming in second to Cebu City which has recorded 6,320 positive cases.

The figure was based on the number of the city’s residents relative to the one million population, as posted on Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco’s social media account.

Ayon sa datos, pumapangalawa ang Navotas sa may pinakamaraming kaso ng COVID-19 kung pagbabasehan ang bilang ng…

Posted by Toby Tiangco on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The city government has imposed a fine of P250 to P4,000 and an eight-hour community service on quarantine violators and yet, their number continues to shoot up, reaching more than 3,000 since the lockdown started on July 16.

To control the spread of the virus, the city government is conducting free COVID-19 testing which started on Wednesday (July 22).

The effort targets 1,000 Navoteños a day to undergo swab testing until July 31.

Meanwhile, the city government will conduct lockdown testing from July 23 to 25 which includes minors, persons with disability (PWD) and senior citizens. MNP (with inputs from Rey Pelayo)

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