“The Government of Quezon City wishes to confirm a news release dated this day. It is about putting certain areas under its control on lockdown. This reporting is untrue, “the city council said Thursday in a statement.
In addition, The Quezon City government said that as of Thursday, the city had put under a special concern lockdown (SCL). It is consistent with local and national guidelines only 11 places in five barangays.
“Since May 13th, those regions have been on SCL. We are not adding any more Special Issue Lockout Areas as of now, “it said.
According to the city government, it has been identified erroneously as lockdown areas is extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) areas within the city’s barangays.
“The EECQ definition is drawn from national government directives specifying that if two or more households belonging to one barangay have successful admissions. Therefore, this barangay must be at under lockdown,” it explained.
Yet being that the barangays of Quezon City have very large communities making this proposal impossible to enforce, the city government has adopted a program. It is only parts of the barangay which puts under EECQ, with successful cases and their immediate vicinity.
“This essentially ensures that these areas are subject to stricter controls. It aims to insure that safe patients and home quarantine offenders (hot zones) which specifically forbidden from entering their homes. Meanwhile, the strict of the control movements of those are in the immediate vicinity (warm zones),” explained the LGU.