Meanwhile, Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco placed two barangays under lockdown starting at 12 midnight Tuesday.
Tiangco said he ordered a lockdown in Barangay Tanza 1 and 2 starting Tuesday, August 3 up to 5 a.m. on August 17 due to a sudden increase of COVID-19 cases in the areas.
He said that recently, the city government conducted community testing in Barangay Tanza 1 and 2, and the results they obtained from the Red Cross showed that from 174 individuals who underwent testing, 25% or 44 individuals turned out positive for COVID-19.
Caloocan suspends walk-in policy in jab sites
As this developed, the City Government of Caloocan will no longer allow walk-ins in all city-run vaccination sites except for senior citizens starting Monday.
Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said the suspension of walk-in policy aims to avoid overcrowding and long queues that endanger social distancing protocols.
“Ipapatupad na po natin ang pre-listing system sa tulong ng mga barangay sa lungsod na nangakong magiging kaisa upang mas maging maayos ang ating mass vaccination program,” Mayor Oca said.
The city chief executive also advised all those who want to get COVID-19 vaccines to coordinate first with their respective barangays since the day to day listing will come from them, depending on the availability of slots.
Mayor Oca added that those who are included in the list should wait for the announcement of their respective barangays for their scheduled time, date and place of vaccination.
“Nakikiusap po tayo na huwag nang magtungo sa mga vaccination site ang mga taong hindi naka-schedule at hinihikayat na pumunta ang mga naka-schedule sa oras na itinakda para sa inyo,” Mayor Oca said.