More than 6K held in Navotas lockdown

July 30, 2020

THE Navotas city police reported that they apprehended a total of 6,136 individuals violating city ordinance and health protocols during a 14-day lockdown that ended before midnight Wednesday.

Navotas police chief P/Col. Rolando Balasabas in his report to Mayor Toby Tiangco said  out of more than six thousand lockdown violators apprehended, a total of 5,805 were adults while 331 were minors.

Mayor Tiangco said even though the lockdown was over, their fight against COVID-19 continue and since the spread of the virus was uncertain, extreme caution and compliance on safety protocols are needed. “Hanggang wala pang tiyak na gamot o bakuna laban sa virus na ito, walang kasiguraduhan ang pagkalat at hawaan sa ating lungsod,” he added.

The mayor said cases of illness and transmission of the virus usually occurred from family members and work place since one of them might incur the disease without them knowing and transmit it to the members of their family or co-workers.

He added that if residence could follow the safety protocols of mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, frequent hand washing and persistent disinfection of gadgets that often touched, the spread of the virus will be prevented.

As of Wednesday evening, the Navotas City Health Office reported a total of 1,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 wherein 938 were active, 821 recovered and 91 deaths.