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The Cordillera and the Cagayan Valley are the top two regions with the most lockdowns: DILG

According to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ano, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the Cagayan Valley topped the list of regions with the most areas enforcing granular lockdowns.

According to Ano’s report to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Talk to the People briefing, CAR has 242 places under granular lockdown, while Cagayan Valley has 212.

The National Capital Region came in second with 169, followed by the Ilocos Region with 165, and Mimaropa with 19.

“So far, 31 local government units (LGUs) around the country have implemented granular lockdowns. 296 barangays and 807 (areas) are currently under granular lockdown “The President was informed by Ano.

According to him, the action has touched 1,111 houses and 2,145 people thus far.

He also informed the Chief Executive that local governments and the Philippine National Police are now focusing their efforts on ensuring that health safety regulations are followed in public spaces.

The DILG head also stated that the number of people arrested for not wearing face masks increased by 3% from January 16 to 21, to 64,645, up from 62,833 from January 9 to 15.

During the same time period, 590 people were questioned on the conduct of mass meetings, up from 332 in the previous year.

Between January 9 and 15, a total of 24,398 people were arrested for violating physical distance requirements, up 3.7 percent from 23,528 the previous week.

Ano further highlighted that just a small percentage of the violators were charged, with the vast majority receiving only a warning.

“I would want to remind all of our citizens to adhere to the basic public health requirements in order to safely weather the Covid-19 pandemic. Our law enforcement officers are on the job to keep you safe “Added he.

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