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Mayor Benjamin Magalong advised the public to practice routine disinfection of all goods bought from market places, groceries and other stores as a safety precaution against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Please clean the produce that you buy well. Disinfect your bags and wash your hands immediately upon reaching your homes,” the mayor said.
The mayor said this safety measure is necessary in view of the continued occurrence of COVID cases in various establishments.
He said lately there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in market that is linked with the outbreak experienced at the Slaughterhouse area.
As a proactive measure to prevent transmission, expanded or targeted testing of vendors is now being done to identify other carriers and isolate and treat them at once and prevent them from infecting others.
Intensive disinfection has also been done in places where the cases occurred.
“For market goers, we strongly advise that they strictly follow health protocols like wearing of masks and shields and observance of physical distancing when going to the market, groceries and stores. Apart from this, we can protect ourselves by making disinfection of the things we buy a habit,” the mayor said. – Aileen P. Refuerzo