9 Important Things to Know about Special Concern Lockdown

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King Christian street corner King Alexander street within Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

Special Concern Lockdown (SCL), is an extreme measure was enforced on a portion of King Christian street near corner King Christopher street in Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City after a COVID-19 carrier infected three persons from the same household and two neighbors from different houses on June 22, 2020. This was reported in several online news, radio and television stations.

Kingspoint Subdivision is a private gated community in Novaliches. The main street serves as a short cut route to General Luis street, Northern Caloocan, Deparo and Velenzuela. The short cut route is commonly referred as SB Road, which starts from Lukaria street and ends in Katipunan corner General Luis street in Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon in Novaliches.

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A portion of King Christian street near King David street

The portion of King Christian street which had a lock down had 59 families and a total of 243 residents.

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Barangay Bagbag tanods, Quezon City police checkpoint tent along King Christopher corner King Christian street.

A small portion of King Christopher street corner King Christian street had a tent manned by volunteer guards from Barangay Bagbag, Quezon City police and army. The checkpoint created a battle neck thus traffic was heavy for almost one day., the tent was eventually removed a day after and moved further down the road.

According to some insider reports, King Christian patient zero found out he was positive after undergoing rapid testing as required by his employer before he could return to work.

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Barangay mobile, Quezon City government ambulance and QCPD manning  King Christopher street corner King Christian street, Kingspoint Subdivision

He was referred by barangay officials to the health department for a confirmatory swab test and the results also came back positive.

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King Christian street and King Constantine street

 Almost all the remaining residents within the street are also being tested if they were infected.

This comes after several reported cases of Covid 2019 a little over a month ago in San Pedro IX also in the same barangay were reported.

Compared to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), special concern lock down had more stricter rules and quarantine measures.

9 Important Things to Know about the Special Concern Lockdown

9.) Wearing of face mask is mandatory to all people. Basic delivery of goods will be supervised by the concerned local government unit (LGU).

8.) Local government unit can enforce a special concern lock down in a portion of a street, compound, house or a barangay with a high concentration of active cases.

7.) Quarantine passes issued by the barangay, city, community/ subdivision are waived. Selling of alcoholic beverages or liquor is severely limited or banned. Curfew is also enforced.

6.) Rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) for COVID 2019 are conducted to the vulnerable, senior citizens and suspected people.

5.) Delivery services in or out of the special concern lock down areas are severely limited.
4.) Local barangay officials, volunteers, police and even military manned all possible entry and exit points.
3.) Special lock down period can last anytime from one to two weeks or even more depending on the number of cases found within the community.
2.) The general public, relatives and neighbors are not allowed to visit these special concern lock down areas for health reasons and to avoid spreading the virus.
1.) Stay at home is strictly enforced by the barangay and local government unit.

King Christian street corner King Constantine street
According to an insider report, The covid 2019 positive individuals were already moved to the hospital and quarantine facilities of the city. The lock down period in King Christian street can last until early part of July.

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