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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet July 04 – Mayor Romeo K. Salda ordered the total lockdown of the vegetable trading post and for the management of private trading centers to adhere to the same following the downgrading of Benguet’s status from modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) until July 15, 2020.
Salda came out with the directive to help in the efforts of the government to sustain the preventive measures that were put in place that contributed in slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the municipality following the surge in the number of confirmed cases last month.
He revealed that while the province is under GCQ, there will be no transactions that will be allowed in the premier trading facility every Sunday to ensure that dis-infection will be done so as not to be a source of future confirmed cases in the municipality.
Earlier, a vegetable truck helper, his driver and one of their close contacts were among the previous confirmed COVID-19 cases in the municipality where they were said to have history of travel to the different parts of Metro Manila and Central Luzon before testing positive for the deadly virus.
Mayor Salda also ordered vegetable dealers, truckers, disposers and the public to always abide by the established health and safety protocols when in public places, especially in the vegetable trading post and other private trading centers, to prevent them from contracting the illness and transmitting the same to their innocent close contacts.
According to him, the local government remains aggressive in the conduct of contact tracing to ascertain the close contacts of the latest confirmed cases from the different barangays of the municipality to control the possible rapid spread of the virus in their areas.
Salda urged vegetable traders and truckers to comply with the imposed lockdown at the vegetable trading post every Sunday because it is one of the preventive measures that will help in controlling the possible spread of the virus to the people transacting business in the said facility.
By Dexter A. See