City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan imposes city-wide quarantine

The City of San Jose Del Monte has put up checkpoints in its five areas for the implementation of the city-wide quarantine starting on Monday following the confirmation of the second positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

The checkpoints were established in Sapang Alat, Barangay San Manuel; Evergreen in Barangay Gaya-Gaya; Harmony Hills in Barangay Muzon; Dela Costa in Barangay Graceville; and Barangay San Isidro.

Under the guidelines released by the local government unit through the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), employees working in the National Capitol Region and other cities are allowed to enter and exit the City of San Jose Del Monte after presenting a company ID at the checkpoints.

Flexible work arrangement is encouraged in the private sector.

The guidelines also include the suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private schools and the prohibition of mass gatherings.

Mayor Arthur Robes confirmed on Sunday evening that a male resident of the city has been tested positive for Covid-19 and is now confined in a hospital in Metro Manila.

The first positive case is a 58-year-old woman who is likewise confined at an undisclosed hospital in the National Capital Region.

Robes said the two patients with Covid-19 are from Barangays Graceville and Muzon.

“Contact tracing are being done to people who might have physical contacts with the patients and disinfection procedures are being done in their places of residences,” he said in a phone interview.

As of Monday, there are five patients under investigation (PUIs) in the city while 98 patients under monitoring (PUMs).

Source: Philippines News Agency

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