Welfareville Compound in Mandaluyong City undergoes one week total lockdown
CALOOCAN CITY, May 7, (PIA) – – Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos issued Executive Order No. 15 series of 2020 imposing one week total lockdown of Welfareville Compound in Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City because of high number of COVID-19 confirmed cases.
According to the mayor, during the lockdown, the city government will conduct diagnostic mass testing to enhance the city’s disease surveillance and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Total lockdown starts today, Thursday, May 7 at 12 AM to 11:59 PM of May 13 and will include Nuevo de Pebrero interior to Correctional Road.
According to Abalos, the imposition of a total lockdown of Welfareville Compound, a part of Barangay Addition Hills, and considered as the most densely populated area in Mandaluyong , was a recommendation of the City’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) because of the high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
“Barangay Addition Hills where Welfare Compound is situated is the barangay with the highest number of confirmed cases in the City and probably even in the entire country,” Mayor Menchie said.
The decision was reached through a consultation meeting with Barangay Addition Hills Chairman Carlito Cernal and his Council, City Health Department officials, members of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), Mandaluyong City Medical Center, Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army.
The group also recommended random testing of its 3,000 selected residents.Those who tested positive will readily be placed in isolation facilities which the city had already prepared.
The city government started on Wednesday, May 5 started the distribution of one-week consumption of food packs to all the families in Welfareville Compound in preparation for the lockdown.
Guidelines for the total lockdown and EO 15 were likewisw posted in the Facebook pages of Mayor Menchie Abalos and in the Mandaluyong PIO.
Barangay Addition Hills to date has 57 confirmed COVID-19 cases with six deaths and 12 recoveries. (PIA-NCR)