QUEZON City will strictly enforce monitoring and surveillance in coronavirus hotspots after infections rose to more than a thousand, according to the local government.

The city in a social media post at the weekend said cases have reached 1,042 with 90 deaths.

The villages of North Fairview, Novaliches Proper and New Era were placed under “extreme enhanced community quarantine,” bringing the number of villages under the reinforced quarantine protocol to 34, the local government said.

“There will be strict monitoring and surveillance in these areas,” it said. “Expect quarantine checkpoints manned by police, village law enforcers and health authorities.

The village of Batasan Hills posted the biggest number of cases with 30, followed by Culiat with 19 and Pasong Tamo with 16.

DoH reported 172 new infections on Sunday, bringing the national tally to 6,259.

Twelve more patients died, raising the death toll to 409, it said in a bulletin. Fifty-six more patients have gotten well, bringing total recoveries to 572, it added. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas