Two areas in San Juan City are placed under lockdown due to the high number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.
C. Santos Street in Barangay Balong Bato and J. Eustaquio Street in Barangay Proseso are considered critical zones by the local government of San Juan after a total of 13 COVID-19 cases were recorded.
Seven are from C. Santos Street while six are from J. Eustaquio Street. The two areas will be under lockdown from July 7 to July 22.
Based on National Task Force on Covid-19 Memorandum Circular No. 2, “a street shall be categorized as CrZ (Critical Zone) if at least two (2) cluster of cases, composed of either suspect, probable and/or confirmed COVID-19, are present in different houses, buildings or establishments along a specified street.”
The local government has provided assistance to 255 households affected by the lockdown, while police are deployed to monitor lockdown violators.
Meanwhile, San Juan’s Agora Market will remain closed until July 15 after 23 employees and vendors tested positive for COVID-19. The said market is now under disinfection and sanitation procedure.
As of July 8, the San Juan local government recorded a total of 481 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 134 active cases, 300 recoveries, and 47 deaths.
Based on the report, there is a spike in the daily number of new cases from June 27 compared to the recorded cases from June 15 to June 26. –AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda)
Tokyo Olympics organizers expect to be able to use all the venues as originally planned at next year’s rearranged Games, several Japanese media outlets reported on Thursday (July 9).
Securing venues was a top priority for organisers after the Games were pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Kyodo and NHK, citing unnamed sources, said they were now confident they would be tied down for Olympics use again.
However, at his regular weekly news conference, Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said the reports were “optimistic” and that nothing had been announced.
Last month, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said 80% of all venues needed had been secured, with the Athlete’s Village and Tokyo Big Sight, the planned media centre, among those yet to be fully secured.
Thursday’s reports also said the competition schedule would remain largely unchanged and that all tickets holders would be eligible for refunds, and that organisers would seek approval of these decisions from the IOC’s General Assembly on July 17.
Asked to confirm those details, Takaya said nothing had been decided and Tokyo 2020 did not expect to seek approval from the IOC next week. (Reuters)
MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City’s Department of Public and Safety and Order (DPOS) on Thursday said it apprehended around 42 individuals, including minors, for violation of face mask ordinance.
The DPOS said the individuals were from Barangay Paltok, which is one of the villages that have high cases of coronavirus disease in Quezon City.
The city implements Ordinance No. 2936 which requires the use of face masks or other face-covering when in public places.
DPOS chief retired General Elmo San Diego said apprehended individuals will be charged with violation of the ordinance. They will also be fined with P1,000 for first offense, P2,000 for second offense and P3,000 for third offense.
San Diego also reiterated that face mask should be worn properly, covering the person’s mouth and nose.
“Pagka kalahati lang ang mask strap o kaya naka-expose yung ilong mo as good as no mask din yan. nilagay mo sa baba ganun din yun, kailangan covered ilong at bibig natin,” he said.
He also urged the city residents to immediately wear their face mask after drinking or eating in public and to seriously follow this policy as this is for their safety.
The wearing of face mask was made mandatory in the city due to rising coronavirus cases. — RRD (with details from Correspondent Dante Amento
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