The Makati City government has placed some areas in Barangay Pio del Pilar in District I under a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Under the Executive Order No. 6 signed by Makati City Mayor Abby Binay, the following areas were declared as critical zones and placed them under a three-day localized enhanced community quarantine (LEQC) starting 12:01 a.m. of March 13 until 11:59 p.m. of March 16:
*Mayor St. (from Cuangco St. to Jerry St.)
*Jerry St. (whole street)
*Cuangco St. (from Mayor St. to M. Reyes St.)
*M. Reyes St. (from Cuangco St. to Arguelles St.)
*Arguelles St. (from Evangelista St. to A. Apolinario St.
*Apolinario St. (from Arguelles St. to Calhoun St.)
*Calhoun St. (from A. Apolinario St. to Evangelista St.)
*Evangelista St. (from Calhoun St. to Arguelles St.)
“This is an LGU-led zoning containment strategy, which is the best approach in containing COVID-19 as it surgically targets areas where cases, either positive or suspected, are concentrated. Through this, we can monitor the number of cases more accurately and adopt a calibrated response that can adapt to the emerging conditions,” Binay said.
As of March 12, the Makati Health Department recorded 25 confirmed cases and 42 close contact individuals in these two zones.
Under the EO, residents are not allowed to go outside their homes.
Personnel of the Makati City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) will conduct house-to-house swab tests to identify, isolate, and treat those infected with the disease.
If all members of the household test negative for COVID-19, the lockdown over the house shall be lifted. However, if a member of the household tests positive, the lockdown shall be extended to 14 days, with the person who tested positive being brought to a quarantine facility.
The city will provide food assistance to individuals under the LECQ.
Online deliveries will be allowed but only at the designated drop-off on Arguelles St. Commercial and business establishments within the quarantine zones are not allowed to operate.
Mayor Binay said the LECQ will be lifted on March 16 when all surveillance, testing, and isolation interventions have been completed.
Personnel of the Makati Police Department and the Public Safety Department will be deployed to implement a “restrictive perimeter control.”
Those who will violate the rules will pay a fine of P5,000 for the first and second offense, while third-time and succeeding offenders will pay P5,000 and be imprisoned for a maximum of one year.