Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the San Carlos City government should lockdown Barangay Guadalupe proper where there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases.
San Carlos City COVID -19 active cases hit 178 Wednesday, with 53 in Barangay Guadalupe, Joe Recalex Alingasa Jr., head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center, said.
“San Carlos locked down a smaller barangay before, I think they should do that right now (in Brgy Guadalupe proper) because it is very clear where the cases are coming from,” Lacson said.
The rise in COVID-19 cases in San Carlos is being caused by local transmissions, the governor said.
The surge in COVID-19 cases in Barangay Guadalupe occurred after 16 choir members tested positive after going to an anniversary of a priest in Manapla and stopping by a resort in Talisay City.
Their close contacts in the barangay also tested positive, Alingasa said.
Alingasa said they are planning to implement zonal containment measures to prevent the spread of the virus.*