Four Pasig streets put under localized ECQ

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto addresses residents of Pasig city on October 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Four streets in a barangay in Pasig City will be placed under a localized enhanced community quarantine starting this evening due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, the city government announced on Saturday, July 18.

The streets of Pipino, Labanos, Okra and Ubas in Napico, Barangay Manggahan will be on lockdown until further notice.

“Strict implementation will begin Sunday evening,” the LGU said. “Residents will only be allowed to leave their houses for work and emergency reasons.”

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said food packs will be distributed to the affected residents to minimize outside exposure and health risks.

As of Saturday, Pasig City has 1,212 COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 109 are from Manggahan with 53 active cases. The city has recorded 661 recoveries and 94 deaths overall.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.