Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an executive order, placing Morning Breeze Homes in Barangay Alabang under lockdown until tomorrow.
Muntinlupa subdivision under extreme lockdown
Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Muntinlupa government placed a subdivision under a three-day extreme localized community quarantine beginning yesterday amid the increasing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an executive order, placing Morning Breeze Homes in Barangay Alabang under lockdown until tomorrow.

“The lockdown aims to contain the transmission of COVID-19 infections among the residents of Morning Breeze,” Fresnedi said.

He said six residents tested positive for the virus when the city health office conducted a rapid mass testing on May 27.

Fresnedi said they are still waiting for the test results of four other residents who have shown symptoms of the respiratory disease.

As of June 2, Muntinlupa recorded 236 cases of COVID-19 with 159 recoveries and 32 deaths.

Morning Breeze Homes registered 10 of the 28 COVID-19 cases in Barangay Alabang.

Members of the city police were ordered to enforce the lockdown.

Officials of Barangay Alabang were urged to provide support to law enforcers and in the distribution of food packs and medical supplies.

Fresnedi also ordered the city’s disaster risk reduction and management council to provide the logistical needs of offices in the area.

The local social welfare department distributed at least 455 food packs to the residents.

The city health office said it would subject the residents to mass testing during the lockdown. Those found positive for the virus would be brought to the isolation units at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa for treatment.

COVID clinic

Meanwhile, the Parañaque government has asked the National Capital Region Police Office to deploy more police to Multinational Village following the discovery of a COVID-19 clinic allegedly run by Chinese.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the village’s security guards were reportedly in cahoots with four Chinese who were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on May 29.

The suspects were Liang Junshuai, Pingquiang Long, Yanyun Jiang and Tang Hong Shan.

Authorities said the makeshift hospital allegedly catered to Chinese workers of Philippine offshore gaming operators in Parañaque.

Boxes of dextrose, medicines, swab samples, face masks and gloves with Chinese labels were recovered by the NBI.

In a Facebook post, the Multinational Village Homeowners Association Inc. denied the existence of such a COVID-19 facility in the area.

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