The city government of Dasmariñas has placed Mabuhay City Subdivision and its Phase 2 Estension under localized total lockdown after reporting a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases.
Home to more than 7,300 families, the area has been placed under hard lockdown since August 1 and was supposed to end on August 7, but the government’s pandemic task force recommended to extend it for two more weeks.
This came after the subdivision’s active caseload climbed to 93 last August 1, triple the number of 31 recorded cases last July 24.
With the localized total lockdown, a curfew from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. has been also imposed for establishments which are allowed to operate.
Moreover, delivery riders or public transportation vehicles are being prevented from entering the subdivision.
Some affected working residents are temporarily staying at Paaralang Elementarya ng Pintong Gubat.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jenny Austria-Barzaga has already ordered to send some samples of COVID-19 patients to the Philippine Genome Center for whole genome sequencing aimed to possibly detect the presence of the more virulent Delta variant.
The local chief executive also assured affected families will receive food packs during the lockdown period.
As of August 2, Dasmariñas has logged 9, 466 total COVID-19 infections including 594 active cases, 8620 recoveries, and 252 deaths.