CEBU, Philippines — Seven barangays in Samboan town in Cebu will be locked down for one week starting today amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Mayor Emerito Calderon Jr. issued an executive order (EO) imposing the lockdown in Barangays Suba, Poblacion, Bonbon, Tangbo, Dalahikan, Colase and Bato.
Calderon said a stay-at-home order and travel restrictions would be implemented, citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past two weeks.
Under the EO, all business establishments except pharmacies, remittance centers, money transfers and convenience stores will be closed.
The municipal government said food and medical needs of the affected residents would be provided during the lockdown. – The Freeman