Navotas placed on citywide lockdown from July 16 to 29

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 14) — The lockdown in Navotas City will begin on Thursday, July 16, with the citywide re-imposition of rigorous stay-at-home restrictions.

Mayor Toby Tiangco signed Executive Order TMT-038 on Monday, which will put all 250,000 Navotas City residents under strict lockdown from 5 am of July 16 to 11:59 pm of July 29.

Workers residing in the city will be allowed to leave if they work outside Navotas. Similarly, nonresidents who work in the city will be allowed to enter during the lockdown period. Delivery of goods from outside the city, except for food deliveries, will be permitted.

The city will start scheduling the use of quarantine pass to reduce the number of market goers — with only one person per household allowed to go out. On Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, residents of Barangays SRV, NBBS Kaunlaran, Bangkulasi, BBS, Navotas East, Sipac-Almacen, Daanghari, Tangos North, and Tanza 1 will be allowed to go out to buy food and medicine. Residents of NBBS Proper, NBBS Dagat-Dagatan, NBBN, BBN, Navotas West, San Jose, San Roque, Tangos South, and Tanza 2 will be allowed to go out for essential trips on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

The city will be on total lockdown on Sundays, with all public markets shutdown for disinfection.

Elderly and children under 21 are not allowed to go out except for medical emergencies.

The city recorded 50 new cases on Monday, bringing the total to 576 active cases. Tiangco said the city's two isolation facilities are now full, which prompted local health officials to bring patients to government-managed quarantine centers.

Navotas has recorded a total of 981 confirmed cases, with 341 recoveries and 64 deaths.

Tiangco said random RT-PCR testing will be conducted during the 14-day lockdown.