THE Pasay City local government removed on Monday a barangay from its list of critical zones after no COVID-19 cases were reported during the past several days.
Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said strict enforcement of health and safety protocols, including stringent contact tracing and monitoring by the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, resulted in the removal of Barangay 144 from the list of high-risk villages.
Barangay 144 reported a total of 47 cases in the past. As of 11:45 p.m. of July 26, 2020, the city health office reported that all of them had recovered, and that no new cases have been monitored.
“This is impressive,” the mayor said. “Having 47 cases in the past with no further infections is no ordinary feat, especially at a time when the number of people afflicted with the disease is growing.”
“Thus, we laud all health workers, barangay officials, and the people of Barangay 144 for their patience and discipline in following safety guidelines.”
Barangay 144 chairman Nelson Padilla said they placed all COVID patients under quarantine as well as conducted regular contact tracing among his constituents. “We only allowed people to go out to buy essential goods. Other than that, we didn’t allow anybody to leave their homes,” he added.
Despite this, the mayor still reminded Pasayenos to follow health and safety guidelines.