Sampaloc Lockdown is Lifted Despite the Arrest of 157 Violators

Note: Cover photo is a stock image of the Sampaloc district taken before Metro Manila’s enhanced community quarantine. 

Manila City’s 48-hour “hard lockdown” in Sampaloc district ended Saturday night after recording 157 arrests of violators.

The lockdown was initially ordered “for purposes of disease surveillance, verification or testing and rapid risk assessment in relation to COVID-19″ following a surge of COVID-19 cases in the area.

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(This Barangay Was Placed Under Total Shutdown for Holding Boxing Matches and Bingo Games)

The Sampaloc Police Station reported a total of 157 individuals who violated the full lockdown. They were held in the district’s covered courts that were turned into makeshift detention centers for lockdown offenders.

Despite the number of violations, Mayor Isko Moreno expressed satisfaction at the implementation of the lockdown.

Bukas ay babalik na po kayo muli at magagamit nyo po muli ang inyong mga quarantine pass,” said Moreno in his online briefing.

[You may now return to normal tomorrow and use your quarantine pass once again.]

A total of 34 individuals were also rescued during the lockdown, 21 of them being street dwellers and 13 minors.

During the lockdown, Manila’s LGU was able to test over 752 Sampaloc residents for COVID-19 using rapid test kits. Among them, 28 will be brought to the Delpan Sports Complex for confirmatory testing.

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