Muntinlupa Implements "Extreme Localized Community Quarantine"

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( Metro Manila on June 1 eased into a general community quarantine, which allowed malls, commercial centers, and office buildings to reopen. This is despite the more than 7,000 active COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region. Muntinlupa City, in addition, is seeing a continuous increase in the number of cases; and in an effort to mitigate the spread, the local government is enforcing an "extreme localized community quarantine" in Morning Breeze Homes in Barangay Alabang from June 3, 12:01 a.m. to June 5, 11:59 p.m. Residents are not allowed to leave their homes for three days for whatever reason.

According to an executive order signed by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, the city health office conducted "targeted mass testing" among the residents of Morning Breeze on May 27 and immediately confirmed six positive cases. They're also awaiting results for four symptomatic patients.

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Under the "extreme localized community quarantine," these measures are in place:

  • Philippine National Police - Muntinlupa City Station shall provide "round the clock and overall security"
  • Philippine Coast Guard - Bayanan Substation shall provide security along the Laguna Lake coastline of Morning Breeze
  • The City Health Office will conduct mass testing among residents
  • The Social Services Department shall provide relief food packs to cover all meals for three days

As of June 2, 8 p.m., Muntinlupa City has a total of 236 confirmed cases, 45 of which are active.

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