Navotas City Residents Rush To Markets As Lockdown Begins Tomorrow
NAVOTAS CITY LOCKDOWN – The continued rise of coronavirus cases in the Philippines has yet again forced cities to undergo lockdown.
This time, Navotas City is going to be quarantined for two weeks from July 15 to July 29 due to rising COVID-19 cases. Because of this, residents were seen rushing to the markets to prepare themselves for the two-week endeavor.
People could be seen getting necessary goods such as meat and fish. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to be the panic buying experienced during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines.
Here, we can see a man occupying an entire trisikad filled with groceries as a preparation for the upcoming lockdown on July 15.
On Sunday, Navotas has reported 31 fresh coronavirus cases bringing the total to 547 active cases. Due to this, Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco stated that the city’s coronavirus quarantine facilities were now at max capacity following huge spikes in new cases.
Meanwhile, according to an article from CNN, Tiangco blamed the spike on residents being too lax to health protocols. He emphasized that the residents put their guard down when Metro Manila was reverted into a General Community Quarantine.
Sa Navotas po ang titigas ng ulo ng mga tao. Ang mga bata pinapayagan ng mga magulang lumabas. Yung ibang matatanda, hindi naman official business, lumalabas na nga, hindi pa naka-face mask… Yung mga essential lang talaga ang dapat nasa labas ng bahay. Mga patambay-tambay, huhulihin namin iyon,
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