Mandaluyong placed under state of calamity
Mandaluyong City was placed under a state of calamity due to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita Abalos recently signed Ordinance No. 759, series of 2020.
“All city departments and offices concerned, in coordination with the private sector and other government agencies, are directed to take all necessary efforts to monitor, contain, control, and prevent the spread of the disease, and protect all Mandaleños from COVID-19,” the measure read.
According to the City Public Information Office (PIO), Mandaluyong City has six confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six persons under investigation for the disease as of Sunday.
“All of the cases are being closely monitored continuously and are showing stable, improving conditions,” the PIO said.
Quezon City, the largest of all localities in the metropolis, was the first to declare a state of calamity in the National Capital Region amid the threat of COVID-19.
Some local government units followed suit including San Juan, Manila, Pasay, Makati, and Muntinlupa.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Philippines has 140 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 12 deaths in total, according to the Department of Health.
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