Photos by Jhun Mabanag and Benjamin Cuaresma
Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) have been deployed to augment local enforcement efforts of a two-week hard lockdown imposed by the city government of Navotas amid rising cases of coronavirus.
Located in the northwest part of Metro Manila, Navotas City goes on a two-week lockdown starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 16, to arrest the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The citywide lockdown ends at 11:59 pm on July 29.
As of of Tuesday, July 14, Navotas has 1,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, more than half of whom – at 661 – are active, according to the city health office. The city has a population of about a quarter of a million.