Angono, Rizal LGU imposes stricter health protocols amid rise of COVID cases

Published March 14, 2021, 7:26 PM

by Nel Andrade

Following the surge of COVID-19 cases in the municipality, the local government unit (LGU) of Angono, Rizal has enforced stricter measures to stem the spread of the dreaded disease in the community.

The municipal government said it has recorded a total of 42 active cases of COVID-19 in the last three days.

Mayor Jeri Mae Calderon has issued Memorandum Order 2021-05 directing all barangay chairpersons and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT) in Angono to strictly monitor all new cases of COVID-19 in their respective localities.

As such, they were also ordered to enforce the zoning containment strategy or the localized lockdown to ensure that there will be no further transmission of the virus.

Mandatory facility-based isolation of all confirmed COVID-19 cases must be enforced in accordance with the existing national and local government protocols, the mayor said.

Vice Mayor Gerardo Calderon, meanwhile, reminded the public to strictly observe the minimum public health protocols, particularly wearing of face masks and face shields.

Members of the Angono Public Safety and Order Office (PSO), and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office have been mobilized by the municipal government to do rounds to ensure strict compliance of health and safety protocols.

Elmer Deloritos, PSO executive officer,  said the municipality is implementing a curfew on persons not authorized to leave their homes from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

As of March 11, the PSO has apprehended 54 curfew ordinance violators, and 15 persons not wearing face masks.

Moreover, the town’s Lakeside Park is limiting entrance to a maximum of 100 persons and that the park is also banning the holding of Zumba dance sessions and similar activities for the meantime.

The entrance to the DOMSA (Don Mariano Santos Avenue) Spring located in the upland portion of Barangay San Isidro will also be regulated and bikers cannot go to the spring, according to the consensus of the members of the COVID-19 Safe Angono Team.

As of March 13, the Municipality of Angono has recorded 42 active cases of COVID-19.