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Lockdown Order Issued Over 3 Barangays in Baguio City Today; 4 Barangay Lockdowns Lifted

The City Government of Baguio, through the Office of the City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, has ordered an immediate lockdown order on three barangays in the city today, August 8, 2020. This is to facilitate complete and efficient contact tracing and to ensure the safety of persons who may have come in contact with the most recent COVID-19 cases recorded in the city.

Barangays Under Lockdown

As per Memorandum No. 165 series of 2020, the following barangays will be placed under lockdown effective today, until further notice:

  • Purok 1 of Barangay Camp 8;
  • Barangay Dominican-Mirador;
  • Barangay Middle Rock Quarry

Guidelines for Areas Under Lockdown:

Here are the following guidelines, as stated in Memorandum No. 144, Series of 2020, Lockdown procedures for purposes of contact tracing, to be implemented in areas under lockdown for contact tracing purposes:

  1. Upon confirmation of new and validated confirmed COVID 19 cases, the Office of the City Mayor shall issue a Memorandum ordering a lockdown over the barangay of residence of confirmed patients;
  2. Within a period of 48 hours upon implementation of lockdown order, the Field Medical Officer and pairing investigator shall recommend a scaling down of the secured areas, limited to the purok or street where the patient resides. (Secured area refers to the complete barangay or the purok/street monitored by checkpoint personnel.)
  3. PNP Checkpoint personnel and assisting barangay officials shall immediately reassign checkpoints according to the recommendations of the Field Medical Officer and pairing investigator.
  4. The Punong Barangay, with the conformity of the PNP Checkpoint personnel, shall immediately notify the City Mayor’s Office of checkpoint assignment.
  5. A Memorandum lifting any lockdown Order shall be issued only upon the recommendation of the Contact Tracing Analysts Team.

RELATED: Here’s why Entry and Exit of Workers in Areas under Lockdown is Prohibited

Lifted Barangay Lockdown Orders

In the same announcement by the Public Information Office of Baguio City, Mayor Magalong has also announced the lifting of the lockdown orders on the following barangays, effective immediately:

  • Concepcion Drive in Barangay Camp 7;
  • Barangay Kias;
  • Barangay Loakan;
  • Barangay Salud Mitra

As per Memorandum The lockdown order was lifted after the local Contact Tracing Team has conducted a reassessment of the above-mentioned barangay.

As of date, there are currently twenty-two (22) barangays in the city that are under lockdown status.



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