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Amid surge in COVID-19 cases: Jaime Fresnedi orders reduction in city hall workforce, office hours

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has ordered the reduction of manpower reporting to the city hall after recording a high attack rate of up to 211 cases per 1000 population among employees from March 27 to April 2.

Executive Order 13 s. 2021 also reduced the city hall’s operating hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the daily disinfection of offices.

Fresnedi said the reduction in the workforce covers offices in the Main Building, Annex Building, and People’s Center starting April 5.

“We ensure our constituents that the local government is enforcing preventive measures to manage and prevent risks against COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our employees and the public who will transact in the City Hall. While we are running business-as-usual, we enjoin the public to take advantage of online platforms in transacting with the local government,” he said.

The City Health Office has conducted a mass antigen testing of staff who reported physically for work. The CHO is set to closely monitor all positive and probable COVID-19 cases among the workforce and implement strict isolation protocols, including contact tracing.