6 more areas in Antipolo to be placed on week-long lockdown: mayor

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 16 2020 11:23 AM

MANILA - Six more areas in Antipolo City, Rizal will be placed on a week-long lockdown beginning Saturday to stem community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), its mayor said Wednesday.

Only frontliners, workers with valid company IDs, and residents with medical emergencies may leave the following areas:

  • Phase 2, COGEO Village, Bgy. Bagong Nayon
  • Upper Sto. Niño, Bgy. Sta. Cruz
  • Lower Ruhat III, Bgy. Mambugan
  • Phase 2, Sta. Elena Subd., Bgy. San Jose
  • Phase 2, Peace Village, Bgy. San Luis
  • College View Park HOAI, Purok 4, Zone 8, Bgy. Cupang

Food packs will be given to residents while those with quarantine passes will be allowed to shop for essentials during the 7-day lockdown, Mayor Andeng Ynares said.

The city earlier placed under lockdown 2 areas in Barangay Dela Paz, set to end Friday, and the Antipolo New Public Market due to local transmission of the virus.

"Sana ay sumunod at makiisa ang ating mga kababayan tulad ng nauna nang ginawa ng mga taga Piña Alley at Purok Logcom. Para din naman po ito sa inyong sariling kaligtasan," Ynares said.

(I hope residents will follow and cooperate like those in Piña Alley and Purok Logcom. This is for your own safety.)

The Philippines as of Wednesday tallied 58,850 cases of novel coronavirus, with 20,976 recoveries and 1,614 deaths.