BORACAY, Malay–There has been a recent number of rising positive cases of Covid-19 in various areas of the Province of Aklan. Lockdown were imposed to help curb the rate of infections.
The Zone 1 of the Sitio Ilawod at Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island was placed under a surgical lockdown today which started at midnight.
In accordance with Executive order No. 17 series of 2021, issued by the Local Government of Malay. After recording six additional cases yesterday, adding a total number of 16 active cases in Brgy. Yapak.
The surgical lockdown will last for 14 days, depending on the number of Covid-19 cases.
Based on the latest data revealed by the Malay Inter-Agency Taskforce for Covid-19, ten new active cases were recorded yesterday.
From those cases, three came from Brgy. Balabag, one from Brgy. Manocmanoc and six were in Brgy. Yapak.
Currently, there is a total of 189 Covid-19 cases in Malay. Where 46 are still active cases, and 142 people recovered.
In light of the recent surge, Barangay Balabag and Zones 1 and 7 at Barangay Manocmanoc was finally lifted from its Enhanced Community Quarantine and Surgical lockdown, yesterday April 14, 2021. The said areas reverted to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Furthermore, the public was reminded by the authorities that bar operations are still not allowed, as well as restaurants, food parks, live shows, and music. It includes non-essential gatherings like parties and celebrations, and curfews from 11:00 till 4:00 am are still in place.
Meanwhile, attending church masses is allowed, but the sitting capacity is limited to only 30%. And above all, everyone is required to follow the Minimum Public Health Standards at all times.
In other areas, the Aklan Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit revealed that the COVID-19 cases in the town of Ibajay continue to increases.
As of now, there are a total of 23 active cases recorded, where 27 more individuals are currently awaiting their swab test results, according to Mayor Joen Miraflores in an interview with Radyo Todo.
Two of the affected individuals are confined at the Provincial Hospital while the others are being isolated in a Covid Facility.
Mayor Miraflores said that the origin of the surge of infections came from a senior citizen residing in Barangay Laguinbanua. How the senior citizen came upon the virus is still uncertain as the said person claims of not leaving the premises of the Barangay.
Brgy. Laguinbanua, Ondoy, and Poblacion currently have the most active cases.
Mayor Miraflores added that amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 infections the town will not be placed under lockdown.
As of April 14, in the Province of Aklan, five new recoveries were recorded, while there are 12 new confirmed active cases, mostly coming from the town of Malay, one from Banga, and one from Nabas. Kalibo remains to have the most cases (484), followed by Malay (180).