Iloilo neighborhood locked down due to COVID cases


A total of 44 households at Zone 2, Barangay Bo. Obrero in Lapuz district, Iloilo City are on a three-day “surgical extreme enhanced community quarantine.”

Two new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were recorded in the neighborhood just days after a resident there died due to the viral illness.

Patient No. 820, a 39-year-old female, is currently on home quarantine while Patient No. 821, 71-year-old female, is being isolated at the city’s quarantine facility. (

Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the neighborhood lockdown Wednesday. His Executive Order No. 105 covered 20 households considered as “high-risk” but yesterday 24 other households considered as “medium risk” were included in the lockdown, too.

The neighborhood’s two new Covid-19 cases were the wife and daughter of Patient No. 679, the 80-year-old male who died July 7 but whose positive test result was known and released only last July 15.

The lockdown would end Saturday afternoon unless extended.

Treñas’ EO ordered the households to observe the following:

* Refrain from unnecessary travel until the Covid-19 testing and sanitation process have been completed.

* Only Authorized Persons Outside Residence shall be allowed to enter and/or leave the neighborhood, and existing health and safety measures shall be strictly imposed.

* All forms of transportation, both private and public, are restricted.

The city government has been providing food – and medicines, if necessary – to the 44 households since Wednesday, the mayor added.

As of 2 p.m. yesterday, 197 individuals from these families have already been swabbed.

Persons positive for the virus shall be confined at the St. Therese MTCC Hospital, which the city government tapped as its Covid-19 partner hospital, the EO read.