A TOTAL of 88 families were affected after local police placed Sitio Mabuhay in Barangay Poblacion in the northern town of Daanbantayan on lockdown Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Capt. Ian Macatangay, Daanbantayan police chief, told Superbalita Cebu that they implemented the lockdown after five residents in the sitio tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), including family members of Mayor Sun Shimura’s driver.
The mayor tested positive for Covid-19 in June.
Once news of several Covid-19 cases in the sitio was confirmed, Macatangay enlisted the help of barangay officials, headed by Poblacion Barangay Captain Melissa de Leon, to implement the protocol.
Macatangay said they are conducting contact tracing in the area.
All the alleys in the sitio have been blocked to prevent the spread of the virus.
So far, officials have not received any complaints from residents regarding the lockdown.
The Municipal Government is taking steps to provide assistance to affected residents.
Macatangay urged residents to be understanding as these measures are only for the good of everyone. (GPL, CBQ)