157 violators arrested during 48-hour Sampaloc lockdown

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 25) – The city of Manila announced on Saturday it recorded 157 violators who were arrested during the 48-hour hard lockdown in Sampaloc district.

Based on the data released by the Manila Police District, 34 individuals were rescued during the district-wide total lockdown. Out of the 34 rescued, 13 are minors and 21 are street dwellers.

The lockdown in Sampaloc, the district with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (124) in the nation’s capital, started last Thursday at 8 p.m. and ended tonight same time.

Despite the violations during the two-day total lockdown in Sampaloc area, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is satisfied with its implementation aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the place.

Bukas ay babalik na po kayo muli at magagamit nyo po muli ang inyong mga quarantine pass,” said Moreno in his online briefing.

[Translation: You can now return to normal (quarantine situation) tomorrow and you may now use your quarantine pass.]

The Manila mayor warned his residents to use their quarantine passes in useful ways and not just to loiter outside their houses to curb the spread of the virus in the city.

Moreno added there are 752 persons in Sampaloc who were tested using the rapid test kits. Among them, 28 will be brought to the Delpan Sports Complex for swab testing this time.

Meanwhile, Moreno reported there are 37 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Manila, hiking the total infections in the city at 608. Some 101 individuals are reported as new persons under investigation, increasing the count at 851.

Also included in Moreno’s report are the 88 recoveries in the city, with only one person added to the tally today.