‘Laguna is under total lockdown’ —Gov. Ramil Hernandez

Following the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, Laguna has been placed under total lockdown according to the announcement of Governor Ramil Hernandez on Saturday.

“Ipinag-uutos sa lahat ng awtoridad sa lalawigan ng Laguna ang implementasyon ng total lockdown ng probinsiya at mahigpit na pagsunod sa lahat ng panuntunan sa pagpapatupad nito,” Hernandez posted on his Facebook page.

(Rough translation: All authorities in the province of Laguna are ordered to implement total lockdown of the province and strict compliance is required.)

The governor emphasized in the announcement that only select authorized persons may go out of their homes. These include medical workers, those in the security sector such as police officers and soldiers, local and barangay officials, and private sector employees in businesses engaged in basic services such as supermarkets, drug stores, food establishments, banks, remittance centers, utilities, cargo and firms engaged in the manufacture of food, medicine, and hygiene products.

Additionally, only one person per household is allowed to go out to buy food, medicine, and other supplies, according to the post.

Laguna has 23 cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday. There are 687 persons under investigation and 10,136 persons under monitoring.

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