Following the two-week lockdown in Morning Breeze, Alabang, the local City Health Office (CHO) said the situation in the compound is now under control and residents who have contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shown improving conditions.
Muntinlupa CHO chief Dra. Teresa Tuliao said the Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) in Morning Breeze has helped improve and control the situation in the compound with now only 16 active cases and 6 recoveries as of June 15.
Tuliao noted that all active cases that has been confined in Ospital ng Muntinlupa are on the way to recovery. Further, the local health chief said that all probable cases in the compound has already tested negative for COVID-19.
During the two-week lockdown, CHO has conducted a mass testing in Morning Breeze and strengthened its isolation strategies and treatment of residents. The local government has also provided relief food packs to cover all meals and other basic supplies during the effectivity of the lockdown.
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered an ELCQ in the compound, initially set from June 3 to June 5 but was extended until June 16, 11:59 PM, due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the community.
The local health office earlier recorded clustering of cases where COVID-19 positive residents live close to each other. Social distancing and strict use of face masks were also not followed.
Fresnedi said the local government will continue to strictly monitor the situation in Morning Breeze after the lifting of the lockdown in June 16 to ensure that adherence to health protocols will be sustained.
“We ask for the cooperation of our residents in Morning Breeze to continue practicing social distancing and follow health protocols such as wearing of face masks, frequently washing of hands, and among others to completely curb the virus in the community,” the local exec said.
The local government also eyes to put other areas in the city with high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases under localized community quarantine.
Muntinlupa City has 303 confirmed cases with 185 recoveries, 83 active cases, 35 reported deaths, 43 suspect cases, and 334 probable cases as of June 14.
*Source: Public Information Office