Last Updated on June 23, 2020 09:22 PM

To properly care for the workers and prevent an outbreak in the area, a construction site in BGC will be placed under a LOCALIZED LOCKDOWN from June 23 until July 7, based on the recommendation of the Safe City Task Force. During this time, the health and welfare of the employees in the quarantine site will be closely monitored, and no one will be allowed enter or leave the construction site.

On June 18, the City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) investigated a report of possible clustering or grouping of individuals with symptoms of fever in a construction site. The test results of the 27 suspect cases, released on June 23, 11:00AM, confirmed that at least 6 construction workers have COVID-19. Based on the evaluation of their work environment, certain workers were also tested for Dengue, Typhoid and the Zika virus.

During the localized lockdown, the Taguig Police and BGC Marshalls shall cordon off and secure the site. Monitoring of their health and living conditions will be done regularly, and the assistance of the City Government’s emergency health response teams will be readily available to the quarantined construction workers.

The Taguig City government also decided to withhold the details of the construction site, its developer and its workers in order to protect their right to privacy and avoid unnecessary and undue harm to all the parties involved.

Rest assured that the City Government has taken all the necessary measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to ensure that the City is a safe place to live and do business in.