MANILA – Pasig City on Friday placed 37 areas under “granular lockdown” for two weeks amid the surge of cases and emergence of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Under Executive Order No. PCG-18, Mayor Vico Sotto said the 37 areas in the city’s 19 villages will have stricter safety protocols from March 19 until April 1, although the lifting will still depend on the observation of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU).
CESU data showed a 262.03 percent increase in the total number of cases in the city for the past two weeks. As of March 17, there are 782 active infections, the most in Pinagbuhatan with 82.
Sotto clarified that the granular lockdown will not be similar to an enhanced community quarantine.
Residents can still go to their workplaces provided they belong to the authorized persons outside residence (APOR) cluster or are in emergency situations.
“Magiging mas mahigpit ang mga barangay at pulis sa mga lugar na ito. Bawal ang mga bisita at bawal lumabas ng bahay kung hindi APOR (The barangays and police authorities will be stricter. Visitors are not allowed and residents who are not APOR are not allowed to go outside their homes),” Sotto said in a Facebook post.
The city government also temporarily closed its Cooperative Development Office, Engineering Department, Pasig Housing Regulatory Unit, Tobacco Control Unit, and Urban Poor Affairs Office, all located on the City Hall’s 6th floor.
“All other offices located on the same floor will remain open for business,” the city said in an advisory Friday.
Normal operations of the aforementioned offices will resume 14 days from the start of the temporary closure and once it has been ascertained that there has been no further transmission among its employees, the advisory added.
Pasig’s total cases are now at 12,673 and deaths at 459. There were 11,432 recoveries.
Based on the CESU recommendation, the following areas will be locked down for two weeks:
Barangay Bagong Ilog
•F. Castillo St.
•Pio Alvarez St.
•Col. P. Licsi St.
•Rose St., Villa Upeng
•Tatlong Bayani St.
Barangay Dela Paz
•Poinsettia St., Sonia Subdivision
•Karangyaan St., Ph 2A, Karangalan Village
•Sta. Teresita St.
•Ampalaya St., Napico
•158 Westbank Road, Floodway
•405 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue
•204 Hillcrest Circle
•M.H. Del Pilar St.
•2024 Salandanan St.
•013 Willa Rey Village
•Blk. 23 Kenneth, Eusebio Ave., Nagpayong
•Ph2 Blk. 4, Ilugin
•M.H. Del Pilar St.
•28 C Ortigas Ave., Ext.
•130 Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave.
•6 Emerald St., Doña Juana
Barangay San Joaquin
•Villa Hernandez St.
Barangay San Miguel
Barangay San Nicolas
•33 F. Cruz St.
Barangay Sta. Cruz
•Kap Ato St.
Barangay Sta. Lucia
•1050155 Ave., Soldier’s Village
•54 Rosario Village
•Blk 1 Lot 5, Tamarind Rd, Summerfield, De Castro
•C. Santos St. (PNA)