Muntinlupa City puts 9th area under lockdown, residents urged to get vaccinated

The local government of Muntinlupa has declared a granular lockdown anew in a subdivision in Brgy. Tunasan, the ninth area to be placed under lockdown since August 10, in a bid prevent further transmission in the community.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered the imposition of a 15-day Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) at Mahogany St. and Kamagong St. in Villa Carolina 2, Brgy. Tunasan starting 6:00 p.m. of August 24 until September 8, 6:00 p.m.

Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded an alarming attack rate and doubling time for the two streets. In Kamagong St., the number of cases has increased from one individual last week to 13 cases for the current week as of August 23, while the.

The community has 56 declared households with 247 residents, reporting a clustering of cases, a narrow doubling time of 2 days, and a high attack rate of 526.31 per 10,000 population.

For Mahogany St., clustering of cases was also recorded with 11 active COVID-19 cases out of 295 residents. The community has a high attack rate of 372.88 per 10,000 population and a narrow doubling time of 6.0 days.

Further, the areas declared under lockdown have high priority groups including 99 senior citizens, 2 persons with disability and 23 children aged less than 5 years old.

Muntinlupa CHO is set to reinforce mass testing and contact tracing in the area while the PNP will enforce security measures. Meanwhile, the City Social Service Department and Barangay are set to provide food packs and other basic items for the affected residents during the effectivity of the ELCQ.

Other areas in Muntinlupa under the ELCQ include: Building 2, BLISS Complex, Brgy. Putatan from August 23 to September 7, Building 17 in Filinvest Socialized Housing, Brgy. Alabang from August 19 to September 2, Angelo St., Horrileno St., Endencia St., Paredes St., and Barrera St. in Katarungan Village, Brgy. Poblacion from August 19 to September 2, Purok 3, Molera Compound in Barangay Sucat and Purok 7, Beatriz Compound, De Mesa L & B Street in Barangay Alabang from August 6 to August 27, Block 8, Hills View and Mangga St., Lakeview Homes in Barangay Putatan from August 12 to August 26 and Chico St., Laguerta in Barangay Tunasan under ELCQ from August 10 to August 25.

With the growing number of areas of concern under lockdown and alarming attack rate in the communities, Mayor Fresnedi urges city residents to get vaccinated and underscores the importance of vaccine as protection against COVID-19.

City residents are encouraged to register online through the city’s COVID-19 vaccination registration system via www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac.

Recently, the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) advised residents who have registered online but haven’t received an advisory for their appointment may fill-out an online form https://forms.gle/fEAELhwxURe4aNZU8 to receive their schedule.

“Sagutan ang form na ito kung rehistrado ka na sa MunCoVac pero wala pang natatanggap na schedule para sa First Dose Vaccination. Tiyaking tama ang contact number at pangalan sa form. Mas madali pong ma-capture ang data kung sasagutan ang form. Pero kung wala talagang google ACCOUNT, mag-PM sa MunCoVac,” MunCoVac posted on its Facebook page.

As of August 18, 422,430 vaccines have been administered in Muntinlupa. At least 275,046 individuals have received their first dose, of which 7,160 were inoculated in vaccination sites of Muntinlupa private companies, translating to 71.3% of the target population. While there are 151,743 fully vaccinated individuals, or those who received their required doses, translating to 39.3% of the target.

The target population to be vaccinated in Muntinlupa is 385,725 individuals or 70% of 551,036 Muntinlupa’s estimated population for 2020.

Muntinlupa City has 18,230 confirmed cases with 15,610 recoveries, 2,195 active cases, 425 reported deaths, 11 suspect cases, and 3,068 probable cases as of August 23.


*Source: Public Information Office