Mayor Sara: Barangay 23-C may be placed under ECQ


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Friday, July 3, that Barangay 23-C, which has an increasing coronavirus cases, could be placed under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The local chief executive described the situation in Barangay 23-C as severe following the conduct of RT-PCR testing in the area and a lot or residents turned out Covid-19 positive.

She advised the public to avoid the area even for work or essential travels.

“For now, we can say that it is within the very high-risk areas based on our Risk Assessment and we advise everyone to avoid going to that area for whatever reason, be it for work or not or going to establishments that are within this area. Let us refrain from doing so for now because the area is very critical,” the mayor said.

According to the Covid-19 Risk Assessment Map published on June 25, areas that are classified as very high-risk are Barangay 23-C, Agdao Proper, Bucana, Buhangin Proper, Cabantian, Leon Garcia, Ma-a and Matina Crossing. Identified high-risk areas are Barangay 5-A, 19-B, 22-C, Talomo Proper, and Wilfredo Aquino.

The entire Davao City is currently under modified general community quarantine.