Bulacan to come out with a COVID-19 lockdown plan

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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A COVID-19 lockdown plan has been prepared by the Provincial Government of Bulacan to prevent the surge of the viral disease in the province.

This was confirmed to RONDA BALITA Online by Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando on Sunday in the midst of several municipalities declaring earlier zonal lockdowns in its localities including those inside the Provincial Capitol Compound in the City Malolos.

“The designed lockdown for each zones will be presented to the provincial IATF and is expected to be presented to all Bulacan mayors on Wednesday and all barangay chairmen in the province on Thursday,” the governor noted.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bulacan office was placed on a 14-day lockdown starting July 13, while the Dialysis Center at the Bulacan Medical Center, Public Attorney’s Office, and Provincial Jail all located inside the Provincial Capitol Compound were temporarily closed to the public and undergone disinfection procedures for the viral disease and its personnel undergone swab testings, Fernando said and added the dialysis center is expected to be resume operations on Monday (July 20).

Dr. Jocelyn “Joy” Gomez, the provincial public health officer said the swab tests for detainees and personnel of the Provincial Jail started on Friday while Marcos Rivero, provincial jail warden, said that one of their staff nurses has tested positive for COVID-19 and all of the detainees that have been given swab tests are in quarantine status inside their jail cells.

A total of 16 offices inside the Capitol compound has already been disinfected by personnel from the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office of Bulacan, Gomez added.

Meanwhile, the provincial health office reported that as of Saturday afternoon, 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Bulacan bringing the total confirmed cases in the province at 819 with 496 inactive status and 282 patients having recovered and the total number of fatalities at 41. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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