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Barangay Mauway in Mandaluyong to be placed under lockdown


MANDALUYONG City sealThe city government of Mandaluyong is poised to place Barangay Mauway under total lockdown next week due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.

Jimmy Isidro, City Public Information Officer and chief of staff of Mayor Menchie Abalos, said Abalos initially set the date of the lockdown tomorrow.

Isidro, however, noted that they are still finalizing the date of the lockdown, which will be imposed through an executive order to be issued any time soon.

“There’s no definite date yet for the lockdown,” Isidro said. “We still need to finish the rapid mass testing in Barangay Addition Hills so those who conduct the testing can transfer to Barangay Mauway and begin the testing.”

Barangay Mauway has the highest number of COVID-19 in Mandaluyong as of posting time with 70 confirmed cases, three deaths, and has the highest number of recoveries with 23 as of May 8.

Meanwhile, the National Capital Region Police Office  has sent almost 200 law enforcers to implement the total lockdown in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong  due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

NCRPO director Police Major Gen. Debold Sinas said the operational security plan he ordered for Barangay Addition Hills and nearby areas is now also being implemented in order to contain the movement of people to adjacent barangays.

The deployment of more policemen, soldiers, and civilian volunteers supports an order from the Mandaluyong city government unit which placed some areas in Barangay Addition Hills under heightened community quarantine from 12:01 a.m. last May 7 to 11:59 p.m. on May 13. (Jhon Casinas and Aaron Recuenco)