Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado
By Junex Doronio
BACOOR CITY, Cavite – Despite the announcement of Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla that 100 people have already recovered from the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the city government on Thursday, September 10, placed Nazareth Compound in Barangay Molino III under a two-week “granular” lockdown.
The “granular” lockdown will last until Sept. 24 after recording 13 new cases of Covid-19.
Declared as Nazareth-Critizal Zone (Nazareth-CrZ) under Executive Order No. 40, the area is a highly-dense informal settlement community with around 2,500 households situated within a 163,812-square meter area.
It was also reported that 13 new confirmed cases were among those included in the expanded targeted swab testing for talipapa (community market) vendors, stall tenants, and close contacts of other COVID-19 patients held last Aug. 28.
With this latest development, the city government is also monitoring several suspected and probable cases within the Nazareth-CrZ.
The City Social Welfare and Development Officer and the Emergency Operations Center were tapped to handle the distribution of food packs and non-food relief items in Nazareth-CrZ.
It was learned that the 500-meter radius of Nazareth-CrZ was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), while the next 500-meter radius or the Buffer Zone was placed under general community quarantine (GCQ).
Earlier, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. lauded the government for easing up and implementing instead what he calls granular quarantine system in specific areas with virus infection while allowing the rest of the community to continue with their economic activities.