Lockdown in Davao Region extended until April 26

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2020 08:50 PM | Updated as of Apr 15 2020 10:10 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - Davao Region will extend its enhanced community quarantine until April 26, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte- Carpio, who chairs the COVID-19 task force in the region, said Wednesday.

Duterte-Carpio told ABS-CBN News all local chief executives in the region agreed to the extension of the lockdown to curb the fast spreading coronavirus.

The lockdown in Davao Region was enforced on April 4 and was supposed to end on April 19.

The region has recorded 95 cases of COVID-19, including 16 fatalities and 53 recoveries.

Davao City has the most number of cases at 79, followed by Davao del Norte with 9, Davao Oriental with 3, and Davao de Oro and Davao del Sur with two each. Only Davao Occidental has not logged a case.

All 16 deaths are in Davao City, including one new fatality on Wednesday.

Duterte-Carpio, in a press release of the Davao City government, said that under the extended lockdown, the borders of the city will remain closed to traffic, except for vital cargoes and emergencies.

Even the airport and seaports will remain closed.

“(No one) can go inside the city, however, (anyone) can go out anytime,” she said.

President Rodrigo Duterte, Sara's father, earlier extended the enhanced quarantine in the northern island of Luzon as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

--Report from Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News