By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo has ordered a lockdown on one of their barangays and six other areas following a “large scale community transmission” of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19.
Based on a statement issued by the city’s public information office, the areas on lockdown starting Monday, September 7, until September 22 are Barangay Ma-ao and the neighboring puroks of Astro Montara, Violeta I, Violeta II, Crossing La Carlota, Kawilihan, and Barangay Site in the city’s Barangay Don Jorge Araneta.
Yulo said he made the decision after the recommendation of the city’s local inter-agency task force.
As of September 6, Bago City Health Office recorded a total of 144 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city with three fatalities and 62 recoveries.
Of the total cases, 79 are tagged as active cases, and 73 are confirmed as local infections.
Another 144 were tagged as probable cases, 134 of which were active while nine already declared as “cleared.”/DGB, WDJ