Antipolo mayor places six areas under one-week lockdown due to COVID-19 local transmission

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) – Six areas in Antipolo City, Rizal will be placed on a one-week lockdown due to local transmission of COVID-19.

Mayor Andeng Ynares identified the areas that will be on lockdown from July 18-24:

• 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

“The IATF allowed these areas to be under localized enhanced community quarantine, or what they call a lockdown, because of the presence of local transmission and the case doubling rate reached beyond the limit in a span of one week,” Ynares said in a statement.

The mayor did not specify the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in these areas.

Only frontliners, those who fall under the Authorized Persons Outside of Residence list, and those with medical emergencies, are allowed to go out of their houses under the guidelines.

Those who work in the aforementioned lockdown areas are also permitted to go in and out of these places, provided they will present a company ID at the quarantine checkpoints.

Residents with quarantine pass are allowed to buy their goods and essentials during the seven-day lockdown.

Ynares assured affected residents will be given food packs to support them throughout the lockdown.

Last week, the Antipolo City government placed areas of Purok LogCom and Piña Valley in Sitio Phase 4B, Barangay Dela Paz under a one-week lockdown. The strict quarantine measures in these places will end on Friday, July 18.

The 14-day lockdown in the Antipolo New Public Market ended on Wednesday after complying with the minimum health standards set by the national government. Around 18 of its tenants and vendors tested positive of COVID-19 last June 30 after undergoing reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test conducted by the city government.

To date, Antipolo City has 440 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 182 active infections. The city also recorded 42 deaths and 216 recoveries from the virus.