There will be no “total lockdown” in Cavite, contrary to social media posts claiming one will be imposed soon.
A Twitter user shared a social media card suggesting that the province will be under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the strictest among the quarantine phases, and tagged its governor.
“@jonvicremulla Gov. Legit or Hoax?” she asked.
Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla responded and said that the post is “fake.”
— Jonvic Remulla (@jonvicremulla) March 17, 2021
Prior to this, claims of a supposed lockdown in the province have been keeping Filipinos on their toes.
“Hoooy lockdown na ba sa Cavite ha?” a Twitter user asked on Tuesday.
“Bakit parang nakakaramdam ako ng lockdown dito sa Cavite?” shared another online user.
A Facebook user said that it’s already “old news” as it was implemented a year ago.
The fake graphic used some of Remulla’s words in a Facebook post shared on April 27, 2020, where he enumerated the province’s COVID-19 cases and said that he should’ve implemented ECQ “earlier.”
“I take full responsibility for this. I should have enforced the VE (vitamin-enriched) ECQ earlier. I will confer with the Mayors later and (get) consensus on lockdown rules. I will contact the Philippine Army later for additional reinforcements. Let’s get ready. I will suggest that to the Mayors that we start the Lockdown sooner,” he said before.
On April 28, Cavite was placed in a strict 14-day quarantine to curb the COVID-19 transmission in the province.
It was in effect from midnight of April 28 to 5 a.m. of May 15, 2020.
The announcement was also shared by a non-government organization sharing Dasmariñas-related news and updates.
Cavite is currently under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ, the most lenient of the government’s quarantine phases.