Parañaque disinfects public places

Published March 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jean Fernando         

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez instructed the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) to disinfect areas frequently used by the public, such as places of worships, public schools, public market, health centers, multi-purpose buildings, sports complex, and city government offices.

At the same time, Olivarez also met various health officers of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators to ensure that their workers, particularly those residing in the city, complied with the directives of the city health office.

The mayor said that although the city could still considered free from the COVID-19 virus since there is no confirmed case or resident tested positive for the virus, they are already preparing to purchase testing kits in preparation for possible local transmission.

Olivarez said the purchase of testing kits will ensure prompt response to COVID-19 patients once the dreaded disease affects the city.

He also came out with an instruction to concerned department heads to provide right information to the public on the disease so they may know how they should react to prevent getting infected.

“Though the deadly virus is within our doorsteps, the city remains calm but vigilant because of the correct information the city provides about COVID-19” said Olivarez.

The mayor also said that the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) plays an essential role in dealing with the disease and in keeping the residents safe by tracking down possible carrier in the community.