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No hard lockdown in Manila

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A Manila City Hall staff hands cash aid to a resident Thursday. (MPIO photo)

Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Thursday denied that there will be a hard lockdown in the city following the second round distribution of P1,000 cash aid to every local family under the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund (CACAF).

In a Facebook live, Domagoso said there is no situation in any area in the city that requires imposition of a hard lockdown.

He said the additional cases of COVID-19 recorded in the city came from different barangays and districts.

“The cases are scattered. There were no concentrations of COVID-19 in specific areas,” said the mayor.

Domagoso also warned the public not to believe in hearsay especially if the information didn’t personally came from him or the Manila Public Information Office.

“If there will be a lockdown, I will be the one to announce it through media platforms for advance information,” he said.

“Just to clear things out, lockdown will not happen anytime soon,” he added.

As of 21 May, COVID-19 cases in Manila jumped to 1,152 with 33 additional cases and one death.

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