San Mateo municipal hall to close for 2 days; nine other areas under 2-week lockdown

Published August 11, 2020, 4:25 PM

by Nel Andrade

SAN MATEO, Rizal–  The municipal government has announced that the municipal building and the adjacent Extension Building at Plaza Natividad will be closed on Aug. 11 and 12 for disinfection measures.

In a post on the municipality’s Facebook page, the public was informed that all local government transactions are suspended except for the ambulance service for emergency cases and the Superhealth and lying-in clinic.

Prior to the temporary closure of the municipal hall, the municipal government imposed a 14-day localized lockdown on at least nine communities starting Aug.10 as part of the measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the municipality.

Placed under localized lockdown until Aug. 24 are the following areas:

  • Block 13, Villa San Mateo 6, Barangay Dulong Bayan Dos
  • Philippians Street, Villa San Mateo 1, Barangay Guitnang Bayan Uno
  • North Libis and Banaba Extension, Barangay Banaba
  • Avocado Street and at the back of the chapel in Barangay Sto. Nino
  • Block 18 First King Street and Block 22 Chronicle Street, Santa Barbara Villas 2, Phase 1 
  • Block 38, Sta. Barbara Villas 2, Phase 2 
  • Gloriville, Guyabano Street, Buntong Palay 2 
  • Tierra Monte Phase 4-A, Barangay Silangan
  • Buntong Palay 3, Barangay Silangan

The San Mateo Task Force COVID-19 said the residents in the locked-down communities are expected to stay home for the duration of the quarantine period.

Curfew hours and a liquor ban are still being implemented in this town, including the wearing of face mask and other health protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

As of Aug. 11, the town has recorded 69 active cases, including seven new cases, out of the total of 188 confirmed cases. There are 105 recoveries including seven new ones.