COVID-19

9 Bataan villages under lockdown, says governor

Randy V. Datu
9 Bataan villages under lockdown, says governor
The lockdown runs from September 12 to 26 to stop the increasing number of COVID-19 cases

Nine villages in the town of Mariveles, Bataan, were placed under lockdown starting Saturday, September 12, due to the spread of the coronavirus. 

Bataan Governor Albert Garcia said workers of multinational companies at the Freeport Area of ​​Bataan (FAB) are affected by the 14-day lockdown of 9 barangays in Mariveles town where the FAB is located. 

The villages will be placed under the enhanced community quarantine status, Garcia said. “So, even if we do not lock down the companies within the FAB, they will definitely be affected by the lockdown here in the 9 barangays.” 

He said that most of the FAB workers are residing in the 9 barangays of Mariveles that the regional interagency task force approved Friday, September 11, to be placed under a 14-day lockdown. The lockdown runs from September 12 to 26 to stop the increasing number of cases of COVID-19.

Mariveles Mayor Jocelyn Castaneda and the provincial IATF, chaired by Garcia, requested the lockdown.

The 9 barangays are Poblacion, Camaya, Maligaya, San Carlos, San Isidro, Sisiman, Balon Anito, Malaya, and Ipag. – Rappler.com