Another residential compound adds to the list of growing number of areas under lockdown in Muntinlupa following alarming spike of COVID-19 cases and high attack rate in the communities.
Upon the recommendation of the City Health Office (CHO), Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered a 15-day Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) at Unira Compound, Sto. Niño in Brgy. Tunasan starting 12:00 p.m. of August 29 until September 13, 12:00 p.m. The residential compound is the 11th area in the city to be put on lockdown this month.
Muntinlupa CHO recorded clustering of cases in the community with a high attack rate of 301.50 per 10,000 population and a narrow doubling time of 3.0 days. To date, there are 6 active cases in the area.
Unira Compound is a residential area with 199 residents and has high risk groups including 8 senior citizens, 4 Persons with Disability (PWD), 1 pregnant woman and 21 children aged less than 5 years old.
Mass swab testing will be conducted in the area while Muntinlupa PNP is set to enforce total lockdown measures. Further, the City Social Service Department and Barangay will provide food packs and other basic items for the affected residents during the effectivity of the ELCQ.
Other areas with ongoing lockdown in the city include: Dizon Compound, Number 22, St. Bernard Street, San Jose Village, Brgy. Cupang from August 28 until September 12, Mahogany St. and Kamagong St. in Villa Carolina 2, Brgy. Tunasan from August 24 to September 8, 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, and Angelo St., Horrileno St., Endencia St., Paredes St., and Barrera St. in Katarungan Village, Brgy. Poblacion from August 19 to September 2.
While areas to have completed the ELCQ are: 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.
As of August 28, Muntinlupa City has 19,424 confirmed cases with 16,497 recoveries, 2,492 active cases, 435 reported deaths, 52 suspect cases, and 3,477 probable cases.
Mayor Fresnedi urges city residents to exercise extra caution at home especially with the alarming spike of COVID-19 cases in the communities.
“Muntinlupeño, there’s a protector in all of us. Let’s all do our part. Lumabas lamang kung talagang kinakailangan. At kung may lumalabas man sa kasama natin sa bahay, mas mabuting mag-mask kahit nasa loob ng tahanan at iwasan muna ang kumain nang sabay-sabay. Dagdagan natin ang pag-iingat dahil walang pinipili ang virus—kamag-anak man, kaibigan o kakilala, ” Fresnedi said.
The local exec also warned vaccinated individuals to remain vigilant and not to lose sight of the dangers that COVID-19 continues to pose. “Paalala naman sa mga bakunado na: Bagamat may dulot na proteksyon ang bakuna mula sa malalang pagkakasakit, pwede ka pa ring maging carrier ng virus at makahawa ng iba,” he added.
Further, Muntinlupa residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as protection against the severe effects of COVID-19 and register online through the city’s COVID-19 vaccination registration system via www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac.
*Source: Public Information Office