Mayor Biazon says Covid-19 cases rising in Muntinlupa but no cause for alarm

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon reminded the public to follow health protocols such as wearing of face masks as the number of Covid-19 cases in the city is rising although not a cause for alarm yet.

“This morning I would like to emphasize the reminder on health protocols. Cases are rising although it is not a cause for alarm,” said Biazon during the weekly flag-raising ceremony at the Muntinlupa City hall quadrangle on July 11.

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon speaking at the flag-raising ceremony at the Muntinlupa City Hall quadrangle on JUly 11 (Screenshot from Muntinlupa City government video)

Based on data from the City Health Office (CHO), Muntinlupa added 29 new Covid-19 cases on July 10 to bring the total active cases to 125. There were also 11 patients who recovered and one who died.

The mayor said based on health care utilization rate in Muntinlupa, the Covid-19 situation is not yet a cause for alarm.

“So far our health facilities are not overwhelmed, we do not feel that there is a crisis. Cases are rising but we will not be overwhelmed based on the report that was given to me. But that is a reason for us to be on alert. We should never let our guard down,” said Biazon.

He added, “Let us remind everyone to follow protocols, here at work, at home, within the community just to stop the spread. We don’t want that to spread to the point that it will be a concern.”

“As of now, nothing to be alarmed about but we should be alert,” he said.

Of the 125 active Covid-19 cases in Muntinlupa, 27 are listed in Barangay Cupang, 23 in Tunasan, 19 in Alabang, 16 in Ayala Alabang, 15 in Putatan, 12 in Poblacion, seven in Sucat, four in Buli, and two in Bayanan.