MANILA, Philippines — Muntinlpa City Mayor Jimmy Fresnedi on Monday (June 22) announced that the city government is placing Block 35 Excess Lot in Barangay Putatan under extreme localized community quarantine (ELCQ) due to the high number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.
The ELCQ will take effect starting 12:01 p.m. of Tuesday (June 23) until 11:59 a.m. of July 7.
“Agresibo ang hakbang ng Pamahalaang Lungsod dahil ayaw na nating kumalat pa ang sakit,” Fresnedi said in his post.
(The local government is being aggressive in its measures because we do not want the disease to spread further.)
The Mayor said 10 individuals in the area have tested positive for COVID-19 and according to data, the ‘doubling time’ of the virus in the area has been swift with additional cases being recorded within a short period of five days.
This prompted the local government to conduct mass testing by the City Health Office in the coming days, Fresnedi confirmed.
“Huwag na po nating hayaang may magkasakit pa sa ating komunidad bago natin seryosohin nang lubos ang banta ng COVID-19,” the Mayor reminded his constituents.
(Do not let COVID-19 infect our community even further before we are taking its threat seriously.)
Fresnedi urged his constituents to abide by the health protocols imposed by the national government and be responsible to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
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