Two areas in Poblacion add to areas under lockdown in Munti due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Recording more than 40 new confirmed cases in just one week, two areas in Brgy. Poblacion in Muntinlupa have been placed under granular lockdown, adding to the growing number of areas in the city under the stricter quarantine status.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has imposed a 15-day Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) to Bldg. 18 and Sitio Aplaya in Rizal St., Brgy. Poblacion starting September 3, 12:00 PM until September 18, 12:00PM upon the recommendation of the City Health Office (CHO).

As of September 3, Muntinlupa CHO has recorded 23 confirmed cases in Bldg. 18 or an attack rate of 3,833 per 10,000 population and 24 cases in Sitio Aplaya or an attack rate of 821.91 per 10,000 population. The two communities haven’t logged any COVID-19 case from the previous week.

The local health office also noted that the areas to be put on lockdown have a very narrow case doubling time of 2 days, or the number of days for COVID-19 cases to double in number.

Bldg. 18 has 60 individuals occupying the residential/commercial building, while Sitio Aplaya houses 292 residents.

Brgy. Poblacion capt. Allen Ampaya earlier coordinated with CHO following the reports of COVID-19 cases in the areas. The barangay has undertaken local quarantine protocols for the communities and has provided food packs prior to the imposition of ELCQ.

Muntinlupa CHO is set to conduct a mass swab testing in the affected areas while Muntinlupa PNP is set to enforce total lockdown measures. The City Social Service Department and Barangay will also provide food packs and other basic items for the affected residents during the effectivity of the ELCQ.

To date, there are 14 area in the city to have been placed on lockdown starting August.

Other areas with ongoing lockdown in the city include: Anala Tower (1st, 8th, 9th, 11th, and 14th floor), Anuva Residences in Brgy. from August 31 to September 15, Unira Compound, Sto. Niño, Brgy. Tunasan starting August 29 until September 13, 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.

While areas to have completed the ELCQ are: 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 alarming surge of COVID-19 cases in the communities, Mayor Fresnedi urges city residents to exercise extra caution at home and be vigilant. “Lumabas lamang kung talagang kinakailangan. Dagdagan natin ang pag-iingat dahil walang pinipili ang virus—kamag-anak man, kaibigan o kakilala,” Fresnedi said.

As of September 2, Muntinlupa City has 20,711 confirmed cases with 17,794 recoveries, 2,463 active cases, 454 reported deaths, 43 suspect cases, and 3,325 probable cases.

*Source: Public Information Office