At least 135 areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) were placed under granular lockdown as of Tuesday, based on the data from the Philippine National Police released on Wednesday.
These areas were reported in 53 barangays of nine cities and municipalities, where 247 PNP personnel and 452 force multipliers were deployed.
According to the PNP, its role is to ensure security and adherence to minimum health standards in the concerned areas.
At least 80 of these areas are streets, 47 were houses, six were villages or subdivisions, and two were residential building floors.
Earlier, Metro Manila Council (MMC) head and Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the presence of one COVID-19 case will be enough to impose a lockdown on a house or a condominium floor.
To impose a lockdown on an entire street, he said there should be at least two COVID-19 cases.
Granular lockdowns are micro-level quarantine for areas classified as “critical zones” by the local government unit (LGU). According to officials, granular lockdowns could be implemented on a house, compound, street or building with high cases of infections.
Last Sunday, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that 171 small areas in NCR were under granular lockdown. —LBG, GMA News
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