6 areas in Antipolo City under one-week lockdown starting July 18

A makeshift barricade blocks a street from outsiders to protect a neighborhood from the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa

At least six areas in Antipolo City in Rizal will be placed under lockdown starting July 18, Saturday due to spike in COVID-19 cases.

In a Facebook post, Mayor Andeng Ynares said the following areas will on lockdown from July 18 until 24:

• Phase 2, COGEO Village, Bgy. Bagong Nayon

• Upper Sto. Niño, Bgy. Sta. Cruz

• Lower Ruhat III, Bgy. Mambugan

• Phase 2, Sta. Elena Subd., Bgy. San Jose

• Phase 2, Peace Village, Bgy. San Luis

• College View Park HOAI, Purok 4, Zone 8, Bgy. Cupang

“The IATF allowed these areas to be under localized enhanced community quarantine, or what they call a lockdown, because of the presence of local transmission and the case doubling rate reached beyond the limit in a span of one week,” Ynares said in a statement.

However, Ynares did not specify the number of confirmed cases in the said areas.

Only frontliners, those who fall under the Authorized Persons Outside of Residence list, and those with medical emergencies, are allowed to go out of their houses under the guidelines.

Meanwhile, those who work in the aforementioned lockdown areas are also permitted to go in and out of these places, provided they will present a company ID at the quarantine checkpoints.

Residents with quarantine pass are allowed to buy their goods and essentials during the seven-day lockdown.

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