Another Cebu City sitio placed on lockdown due to rising COVID-19 infections

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) – Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella ordered on Wednesday a total lockdown in Sitio Alaska in Barangay Mambaling due to the rising COVID-19 infections there.

The lockdown in Sitio Alaska started at 1 p.m. yesterday and law enforcement authorities were sent to ensure strict implementation of lockdown and health protocols in the area.

Labella placed Sitio Alaska in total lockdown as it recorded 108 new confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday.

A total of 122 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Cebu City yesterday, hiking the infected toll at 1,388.

Labella admitted that placing the entire Sitio Alaska would not be easy as it is heavily congested and an urban poor area.

He assured Sitio Alaska residents will be provided with canned goods and rice during the total lockdown. Labella is relying on donations from private companies to help in providing for the residents in the sitio.

The city mayor also confirmed Barangay Mambaling has 539 cases as of the latest count yesterday.

Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz was previously placed on total lockdown due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the area. The sitio now has a total of 193 infections as of yesterday.

With the new cases added to the previous data issued by the Department of Health Central Visayas Center for Health Development, the entire Cebu province now has a total of 1,581 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Lapu-Lapu City tallied four new cases while Mandaue City posted three new infections.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia said seven jail guards from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center also tested positive of the virus.

As of the latest DOH tally yesterday, the country now has 10,004 confirmed COVID-19 cases along with 658 deaths and 1,506 recoveries.