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Ifugao mayor allows village chiefs to declare localized lockdown, if warranted

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Ifugao mayor allows village chiefs to declare localized lockdown, if warranted

LAMUT, Ifugao, April 7 (PIA) – – Punong barangays (PB) in this municipality may now declare    a localized lockdown, if warranted, for the protection of their residents with the increasing cases of COVID-19.

Mayor Mariano Buyagawan Jr. mandated all PBs to assess the necessity of a localized lockdown in any of their particular purok or sitio if a resident therein is affected by COVID-19, and in any case, the entire barangays if two or more are affected with the virus.

“Any barangay chief executive in his/her assessment may declare a localized lockdown for a period of time in their respective barangayprovided a written notice of request together with an executive order (EO) stating the facts of the declaration of localized  lockdown in a particular purok, sitio or the entire barangay,” Buyagawan stated.

The contents of the barangay EO shall be the following; the affected purok or sitio, number and names of the affected individuals within the purok, sitio or barangay and the period of lockdown, with a maximum period of five days.

“Any extension must be made in writing for the approval of the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force,” the mayor added.

The barangay t is authorized to impose the necessary actions in order to restrict the entry and exit of residents in the affected area. All activities in the aforesaid area are automatically suspended.

As of April 6, Lamut which has 18 barangays, has 213 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 100 active cases.  (JDP/MBL-PIA CAR, Ifugao)