Lockdown in Dagat-Dagatan barangay extended until May 30


Posted at May 23 2020 08:38 PM

Police officers guard the streets of Barangay 12, in Caloocan City on May 18, 2020. The barangay in Dagat Dagatan district was placed under total lockdown on May 17 that will last until May 30. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA--Caloocan city officials will extend the lockdown of a barangay in Dagat Dagatan district until May 30.

An official of Barangay 12 told ABS-CBN News on Saturday that the village's "complete" lockdown will be extended, according to city hall's directive. He did not elaborate on the order.

The lockdown began on May 17, after authorities reported a spike in COVID-19 cases in the area, prompting them to seek restrictive measures.

During the total lockdown, residents must remain at home, except for frontliners and those who need medical help.

Residents will also undergo swab tests. Food packs will be distributed to every home throughout the lockdown. Barriers at entry and exit points were also set up by officials. -- Report by Dexter Ganibe, ABS-CBN News