Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

The areas in Quezon City under granular lockdown has reached 56 with one more area placed under the Special Concern Lockdown Area (SCLA) on Wednesday due to the increasing Covid-19 cases.

According to the city government, the affected families reached 2,210 or 5,583 individuals.

The city government assured affected residents and families that they receive food packs and essential kits.

The SCLA lasts for 14 days as mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Department of Health.

Meanwhile, netizens appeal to those under lockdown to just stay at home.

Those under SCL, please take care and do not go out so that we do not get infected by Covid and mitigate the spread of the virus,” Mikaela Valdez said over Facebook.

Individuals residing in areas under granular lockdown are subjected to a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), according to the QC Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU).

Those who yielded positive swab test results are immediately isolated in the city’s quarantine facilities.

Some netizens attribute the increasing Covid-19 cases to those who continue to ignore health and safety protocols.

The number continues to increase because of those who ignore the imposed health protocols. That is why we should just follow them to avoid the spread of infection,” said Stephanie De Vera.

Mayor Joy Belmonte earlier asked for residents’ understanding, saying preemptive lockdowns are part of the city government’s effort to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, especially with the highly transmissible Delta variants.

She added that as soon as they see that an area that is densely populated has suspected cases, then it will be immediately placed under SCLA to prevent the spread of the infections.

A netizen urged fellow residents of Quezon City to seek divine intervention to end the pandemic.

Let’s continue to be strong, all these will come to an end. Let’s pray that all this ends soon, and lets us take care of ourselves,” Myra Agua said.

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