On April 24, 2020, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan officially announced the extension of the City’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to May 18, 2020 or “until further notice”.
Lapu-Lapu City’s ECQ started on March 29, 2020 and is supposed to end this coming Tuesday, April 28. But the mayor decided to extend it, up to May 18 in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s ECQ extension in Luzon and in some parts of the country.
As of April 25, 2020, Lapu-Lapu City already has a total of 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
With the increasing number of cases, the Mayor announced that the City will purchase additional testing kits, through the Department of Health (DOH), in preparation for mass testing in both the private and public sectors. The frontliners will be prioritized in swab testing.
Lapu-Lapu City will spend for the swab testing in the contact tracing of COVID positive cases, and testing of City employees.
For those suspected cases, guidelines of isolation facilities will be announced together with the new Executive Order of the Mayor.
Barangay officials are also allowed to initiate entry and exit points in their areas and that street closures are allowed but must be in coordination with the police.
There are now lockdowns within a 10-meter radius from houses of COVID positive patients. The City will supply food in these lockdown areas.
In the same manner, all police protocols, or security initiatives must be in coordination with the barangays.
Source: Lapu-Lapu City PIO
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