Community Quarantine: Scenes From Around the Philippines
Take a peek at how different areas have been affected by the virus.
(SPOT.ph) COVID-19 has changed what daily life is like across the globe. In the Philippines, the entire island of Luzon is now under an enhanced community quarantine while several areas in Visayas and Mindanao have implemented their own restrictions. The entire nation is affected by and working against the spread of the novel coronavirus. With the National Capital Region on high alert, we round up just a few scenes from different areas in the Philippines to see just how much the virus has changed things.
Take a look at different areas in the Philippines during the time of COVID-19:
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
Amid reports of the avian flu popping up elsewhere in this province, Cabanatuan has stepped up and already disinfected areas around the city. No suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported here so far.
Checkpoints have been put up on the island of Catanduanes along the boundary of Bato and the capital of Virac. A person being monitored for COVID-19 passed away in Virac on Wednesday night, March 18. No testing kits were available, according to municipal health officer Elva Joson in an Inquirer report.
Local authorities have prepared for those unable to meet the curfew they implemented by setting up their gym with mats. Plus, they've also distributed fresh fish to the different barangays.
Iloilo City, Iloilo
The walkable city of Iloilo appears to have been able to comply with the general measures on what to do against COVID-19. An anti-hoarding ordinance was also put in place on March 18 and a lockdown is being eyed to contain the disease. Around a thousand cases are currently being monitored, with none confirmed.
Cebu City, Cebu
Tagbilaran City, Bohol
City streets in Bohol have also been empty. The province was placed under a community quarantine that started on March 13. Inbound flights are currently limited.
In Carigara, several measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There have also been task-force meetings and distribution of relief goods for PUIs and PUMs. Local government counts 295 persons under monitoring, 11 persons under investigation, and zero confirmed cases.
Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte
Residents of Butuan City are taking social distancing very seriously, even while shopping for basic needs. A community quarantine will take effect on March 19 and end on April 18.
Davao City, Davao del Sur
Davao City has been quiet after a community quarantine took effect on March 15. No case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the area, but Mayor Sara Duterte has said that a lockdown will be enforced should even one postive case be confirmed.
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Checkpoints are causing heavy traffic along the boundary of Balubal and Mambatañgan. Curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. have been in effect since March 18, with several establishments shut down for the time being. Patient No. 40 died at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center on March 13. No new cases have been reported so far.