Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said 35 villages in her city are facing granular lockdowns as Covid-19 cases remains high.

In her daily program on Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) yesterday, Mayor Duterte said however that placing the villages under granular lockdowns will be decided by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Covid-19.

Granular lockdown means placing under severe restrictions selected areas in a village with very high Covid-19 cases.

This developed as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday deployed a 25-member medical contingent to Davao City which has been classified as a “restricted LGU (local government unit)” following the increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the city.

Davao City was placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) effective Friday, Nov. 20 until Nov. 30 following the rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city.

The contingent is composed of five teams of military doctors and nurses, and medical aides from the AFP Health Service Command, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Air Force.

These medical teams would head to Davao City to augment efforts to prevent further spread of Covid-19 and increase the health system capability of the city.

Davao City was classified as “Restricted LGU” due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the area which has reached 5,562 as of Nov. 20.


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