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Baguio provides P6M food packs to families affected by lockdown, plans to add P5M more

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Baguio City, Philippines - To aid citizens affected by the continuous implementation of granular lockdowns in Baguio City, the City Government procured food packs amounting to P6 million.

With more areas necessitating a lockdown to contain Delta variant, a supplemental budget of P5 million ‘is currently being worked out,’ according to Baguio City Information Office in a Facebook post on October 2, 2021.

City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (CDRRMO) Antonette Anaban reported, during the virtual management committee meeting of local officials headed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, that 36 areas located in 20 barangays of the city are on lockdown as of September 27, 2021.

Contact tracing and disinfection activities

The lockdown done is needed to ‘allow authorized and trained personnel to conduct contact tracing and disinfection activities and also prevent the possible spread of infection.’

Anaban stated that the ‘city will continue to impose granular lockdowns on puroks, streets, establishments, houses, or compounds that are found to have critical clusters of Covid-19 infections and low compliance to minimum public health standards.’

In areas where there is limited movement and restrictions, food packs are distributed. The officer also added that the city government will continue to stockpile and preposition food packs for locked-down areas.

Anaban likewise explained that all food donations that the city received through the City Social Welfare and Development Office were added to the supply of food packs.

They are not closing the possibility that may request more from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The city remains aggressive in monitoring critical care utilization, isolation or quarantine policy, mental health and wellness programs, and other key result areas in battling COVID-19.


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