Muntinlupa mayor asks public to wear face masks, get vaxxed amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon asked the public to wear face masks and get vaccinated amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in the city and country. 

In Muntinlupa, the City Health Office (CHO) reported that there are 11 active Covid-19 cases as of April 24, up from five active cases last April 17. 

Mayor Ruffy Biazon (Photo from Muntinlupa PIO)

“Tumataas na naman ang Covid-19 cases sa bansa. Inilagay kamakailan ng IATF ang 26 na lugar sa bansa under Alert Level 2 mula April 15 to 30, 2023; under Alert Level 1 pa rin ang Metro Manila kung saan kabilang ang Muntinlupa (The number of Covid-19 case in the country is increasing. Recently, the IATF put 26 places in the country under Alert Level 2 from April 15 to 30, 2023; Metro Manila including Muntinlupa is still under Alert Level 1),” said Biazon. 

Biazon told the public not to allow the increase of Covid-19 cases in Muntinlupa by being aware preventive measures.


Muntinlupa's Covid-19 situation as of April 24 (Photo from Muntinlupa PIO)

During the flag ceremony at the Muntinlupa City hall on April 24, CHO chief Dr. Juancho Bunyi revealed that of the 17 local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, 11 have recorded an increase in Covid-19 cases including three which have been classified as moderate risk. 

“Nandiyan pa rin po ang threat ng omicron subvariant (The threat of the omicron subvariant is still there),” said Bunyi. 

He said while wearing of face masks is voluntary under Alert Level 1, he urged people to wear them as an added protection. 

Biazon said for bed utilization and intensive care unit (ICU) utilization for Covid-19, Muntinlupa has been classified as moderate risk. 

He urged people to wear face masks, get vaccinated until the second booster and observe proper handwashing and disinfection. 

If people have Covi-19 symptoms, he said, they should undergo an antigen test immediately, a service that is free at health centers in Muntinlupa.