In a bid to slow down localized transmission of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City orders a 24-hour curfew in Southville 3, one of the barangay’s largest community with increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
Brgy. Poblacion Capt. Allen Ampaya signed Resolution 29 s.2020 imposing a 24-hour curfew in Southville 3, NHA for 14 days starting July 4, 2020 until July 17, 2020. Residents from the community are not allowed to go out of their residences except for emergency cases and essential travel.
Those purchasing essential goods and working at industries allowed to operate under GCQ are exempted from the curfew.
Under the resolution, the barangay council noted that during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine and Modified ECQ where the community was placed in a 24-hour curfew, only nine (9) cases were recorded.
While under the General Community Quarantine where curfew was relaxed, the number of cases tripled to 27, an additional 18 cases in just 15 days.
As of June 2, the City Health Office recorded 32 confirmed cases in Southville 3 with 8 recoveries.
The barangay exec said the stringent measure aims to limit movements and interactions in public places which are hotspots for the transmission of COVID-19. Ampaya noted that the quarantine measure is not a lockdown but strict enforcement of curfew to slow down the alarming transmission rate in the congested community.
Recently, the local government of Muntinlupa has placed three communities in Enhanced Localized Community Quarantine. Two communities have completed the ELCQ namely Sitio Pagkakaisa Zone 3 Interior in Brgy. Sucat last June 29 and Morning Breeze Homes in Brgy. Alabang last June 16.
Muntinlupa LGU continues to monitor Block 35 Excess Lot, Soldier’s Hills in Brgy. Putatan, the third community to be put under lockdown which is set to end on July 7, 11:59 PM.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged city residents to follow health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, physical distancing, proper cough etiquette, and other precautionary measures. Fresnedi said the public should not be complacent with the implementation of GCQ and relaxation of other quarantine measures but continue with their vigilance against being infected by the virus.
Muntinlupa City has 440 confirmed cases with 291 recoveries, 111 active cases, 38 reported deaths, 137 suspect cases, and 350 probable cases as of July 2.
*Source: Public Information Office