243 Metro Manila areas under lockdown

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star
243 Metro Manila areas under lockdown
Police seen along Galicia Street in Bangkulasi, Navotas on July 14, 2020. The area was placed under lockdown since July 10 due to the surge of COVID-19 cases.
The STAR / Michael Varcas, file

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 243 areas in Metro Manila under granular or area-based lockdown as of yesterday, according to a list presented by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The figure represents an increase of 19 areas compared to 224 last Friday.

The Manila Police District had the most granular lockdown zones under its watch with 95: 92 houses and three floors of residential buildings had been sealed off

Both the Northern Police District and Eastern Police District have 46 granular lockdown areas. The Quezon City Police District has 37 such areas while the Southern Police District has 19.

A total of 1,910 households in Metro Manila are under guard, affecting 6,286 individuals. The figures are lower than the 2,323 households and 7,299 persons recorded last Friday.

The PNP said 732 police officers and 868 force multipliers were assigned to watch over the granular lockdown areas.

San Juan: Active cases down

Meanwhile, the San Juan City government reported that active COVID-19 cases dropped to 498 as of Sept. 30, representing a 56-percent decline from 1,123 cases recorded on Sept. 15.

The city government said it recorded 14,316 COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 30, along with 13,520 recoveries and 298 deaths.

“We should not be complacent. I continue to enjoin each and every San Juaneño to adhere to all health and safety protocols so that we can further bring down the numbers in our city which will enable us to live and thrive in a safer environment while at the same time allow our economy to reopen gradually,” Mayor Francis Zamora said in a statement.

Barangay Greenhills had the most number of active cases with 47. Barangay St. Joseph and Progreso had the least with one active case each. – Ralph Edwin Villanueva

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