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Lockdown lifted for 20 Pasay barangays
Officials of Barangays 28, 32, 40, 57, 58, 81, 95, 98, 100, 107, 118, 122, 132, 143, 155, 156, 175, 178, 190 and 192 were made aware of the lifting of localized lockdowns on Friday, the city government’s public information office (PIO) said in a statement.
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Lockdown lifted for 20 Pasay barangays

Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The city government lifted the localized lockdowns on 20 barangays yesterday following a decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases in these areas.

Officials of Barangays 28, 32, 40, 57, 58, 81, 95, 98, 100, 107, 118, 122, 132, 143, 155, 156, 175, 178, 190 and 192 were made aware of the lifting of localized lockdowns on Friday, the city government’s public information office (PIO) said in a statement.

There were 83 barangays under lockdown before it was lifted, PIO chief Jun Burgos said.

As of March 5, a total of 236 houses in 63 barangays were still under community quarantine, with a total of 483 active cases – lower than the 553 active cases reported the previous day.  However, the city also recorded 82 new cases and 149 recoveries.

The city has recorded 8,430 COVID-19 cases as of March 5. Pasay has also reported 7,725 recoveries and 222 deaths.

No hotspot

Meanwhile, some officials refuted OCTA Research group’s statement that a barangay in Pasay is a “COVID-19 hotspot.”

Rimel Ramiro of Barangay 76’s health emergency response team asked the research group to double-check their data. He said the barangay only had 12 active cases and recorded only four new cases in the past two weeks, contrary to claims by OCTA that from Feb. 6 to March 4, Barangay 76 had 128 cases.

Barangay 59 captain Zengel La Torre also denied OCTA Research’s claims that the barangay recorded 59 cases in the past week, saying the barangay recorded only 28 cases since the pandemic started last year.

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