Around 140 areas in 72 barangays in the National Capital Region (NCR) are under granular lockdown, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday.
In a message to reporters, the PNP said this can be broken down into: 76 areas in 22 barangays in three cities under the Northern Police District; 19 areas in 12 barangays in two cities under the Eastern Police District; three areas in three barangays in two cities under the Southern Police District; and 42 areas in 35 barangays under the jurisdiction of the Quezon City Police District.
Meanwhile, no areas under the Manila Police District are under granular lockdown.
The PNP said around 333 police officers and 480 “force multipliers” are keeping close watch in the areas under granular lockdown. Metro Manila was placed under Alert Level 4 starting Sept. 16.
The system complements the declaration of granular down in areas where there are known coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections. Enforcement of the Alert Level System in Metro Manila has been orderly so far and has received good feedback.