Davao City lifts hard lockdown in Barangay 23-C


The Davao City government lifted Monday, July 20, the 14-day hard lockdown imposed on Barangay 23-C and downgraded the movement restriction to purok and household as a continuing effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection.

The decision was reached after a series of Covid-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test conducted from July 15-17 in the seven puroks of Barangay 23-C suggested that movement and control measures can be done by purok or house with coronavirus positive cases.

“Of the 58 people that we tested through target testing, only two turned out positive,” Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said.

The City Health Office (CHO) has confirmed that the houses with the two positive cases in Barangay 23-C are subjected to household lockdown.

Duterte-Carpio said that the city will once again conduct targeted testing after 14 days even with the lifting of barangay Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to further ensure that the virus is contained.

Meanwhile, the local chief executive said the city government is currently monitoring its neighbor barangay, Barangay 22, as it is emerging to be like Barangay 23-C.

The city government ensured that security and health protocols will continue to be strictly observed during the purok and household lockdown. Food and other necessities will be given to the affected residents.