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Para ‘di kumalat COVID-19: Fresnedi orders Alabang community placed under lockdown

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered the placement of a community in Barangay Alabang under lockdown due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the area.

Two residential buildings in Filinvest Socialized Housing complex, Bldg. 1 and Bldg. 7, in Brgy. Alabang will be placed under a 15-day Enhanced Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) starting July 7, 12:00 p.m. until July 22, 12:00 p.m.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dra. Tet Tuliao said Buildings 1 and 7 have a total of 15 active cases with a narrow doubling time of 1.89 days, the fastest recorded transmission rate among communities to be put under lockdown in the city.

Doubling time refers to the number of days for local coronavirus cases to double in number. Tuliao noted that the standard rate of transmission should be at 7-30 days.

Flinvest Socialized Housing is an 18-building residential complex. The two buildings to be placed under ELCQ house 80 families with 303 individuals.

Other residential buildings in the housing complex will be considered as containment zone and are subject to strict quarantine measures following IATF guidelines. CHO eyes using the newly turned-over quarantine facility in Brgy. Sucat as an isolation center.

Fresnedi appealed for the cooperation of Flinvest Socialized Housing residents and urged them to observe health protocols such as frequent hand-washing, wearing of face masks, and physical distancing.