The Quezon City government has placed 14 areas under a special concern lockdown after observing an increase in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections.
Mayor Joy Belmonte in a virtual press conference on Wednesday described the rise in Covid-19 cases as already disturbing.
“Even if the national government does not say that this is already a serious situation, I believe that here in QC, we are already in a serious situation that is already alarming, disturbing,” Belmonte said in Filipino.
The 14 areas under the special concern lockdown are the following:
-The portion of Durian St., Barangay Pasong Tamo – starting February 25;
-L. Pascual St., Barangay Baesa – starting February 26;
-De Los Santos Compound, Heavenly Drive, Barangay San Agustin – starting March 1;
-49 & 51 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Barangay Doña Josefa – starting March 4;
-Paul St. and Thaddeus St., Jordan Park Homes Subdivision, Doña Carmen, Barangay Commonwealth – starting March 4;
-No. 237 Apo St., Barangay Maharlika – starting March 4;
-No. 64 14th Ave., Barangay Socorro – starting March 6;
-No. 64-B Agno Ext., Barangay Tatalon – starting March 7;
-No. 46 and No. 50 K-9th St., Barangay West Kamias – starting March 8;
-No. 90 Gonzales Compound, Barangay Balon Bato – starting March 8;
-No. 2A – 4 K-6th, Barangay West Kamias – starting March 8;
-The portion of Sitio 5, Jose Abad Santos, Barangay Sta. Lucia – starting March 9;
-No. 138-178 Orchids St. and No. 153-159 Jasmin St., Barangay Central – March 10; and
-No. 43 Salvador St., Barangay Krus Na Ligas – starting March 10.
Belmonte clarified that they are only placing portions of villages where there is a concentration of Covid-19 cases.
She added that three barangay halls will be closed for them to be able to test their barangay personnel after some tested positive for Covid-19.
Belmonte also assured residents from these areas that the city government will be distributing food packs and essential kits to the affected families and that they will undergo swab testing and the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Belmonte said the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit has recorded 2,100 active cases reflecting a 6-percent increase, bringing to 34,591 the total number of cases in the city. SOVEREIGNPH