The Pasay City government has placed 33 of its barangays and a business establishment under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) following the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the metropolis.
Placed under ECQ were Barangays 28, 29, 32, 40, 57, 58, 66, 68, 71, 76, 81, 95, 98, 106, 107, 109, 118, 122, 132, 135, 136, 143, 155, 156, 159, 162, 175, 177, 178, 183, 190, 192, 201 and one establishment, the Pasay City Command Center told GMA News Online in a text message.
The ECQ will last until March 5, according to Pasay City Command Center head Rhodora Pimlott.
"Based din po 'yan sa datas na nakuha namin in the last five days kasi nagkaroon po kami ng spike ng cases. In fact more than double po 'yung increase ng cases namin sa Pasay," Pimlott said.
"Ang lockdown naman po namin is 'localized ECQ.' Kung ano lang po 'yung affected area, we didn't actually close down the whole barangay," Pimlott added, saying that Pasay City residents who needed to go to work are still allowed to travel.
However, curfew hours were intensified and minors were prohibited to go out.
Pimlott said the basis for the ECQ was the three COVID-19 cases and up seen in each of the barangays.
"Tinitingnan namin 'yung mga anggulo kung bakit merong spike. Siguro kasi po ang city po namin hindi naman po nag-relax sa mga program. Continous po ang pagsu-swab namin, may mga mass testing po kaming ginawa in the last couple of days kaya po siguro ngayon nagkaroon din po kami ng spike," she said.
"I-add na rin po natin, we all know naman Pasay is a travel city, so nag-i-in and out din po sa amin 'yung mga overseas workers at mga galing po sa probinsiya," Pimlott added. -MDM, GMA News