Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag announced on Monday (May 4) that the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) reservation in Muntinlupa City has been placed on lockdown.
“All BuCor personnel are prohibited in going in and out of the NBP Reservation, except those with approved pass from the Office of the Directorate for Administration, performance of official duties and emergency cases,” read the guidelines of the BuCor.
“All civilians residing within reservation are advised to stay inside their residence and not allowed to leave, except those belonging to frontline services and those issued a valid quarantine pass to buy basic needs and other necessities,” it added.
While, other civilians living outside the reservation were told to keep out “except for emergency cases; that is, a matter of life and death.
An person deprived of liberty (PDL) who tested positive with the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) has already died at the Bilibid despite the implementation of measures including the suspension of visitation privileges.
The BuCor also transferred 47 female PDLs from the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City to a quarantine facility at the Bilibid after being tested positive with COVID-19.