10 Manila barangays under community quarantine

Workers disinfect a street
Council workers and firemen disinfect a street as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Quezon City on March 19, 2020. Maria TAN / AFP

TEN barangays have been locked down in Manila to avoid people coming in and out amid the coronavirus threat.

These include Barangays 48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55, 307 and 308, while Raon,Evangelista,Carriedo Streets and Recto Avenue have been cleared again of vendors.

Meanwhile, a policeman from Manila was reported in home quarantine after showing symptoms of the virus since March 11.  

The cop from a police community precinct in Malate and a resident of Sampaloc, Manila, reportedly had symptoms of flu and complained of body pains, headache and colds since March 11. He reported for work on March 12 and 13 despite feeling sick.

On March 14, while on duty, he developed fever and cough and failed to report on March 15. On March 16 he went to a private hospital for medical checkup and he was diagnosed on the next day with acute upper respiratory infection and categorized as a PUI (person under investigation) and told to undergo a 14-day isolation.