San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on July 1 ordered Agora Market to be placed under lockdown after a male vendor there tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to Zamora, the vendor is now confined and being treated in a hospital, while his close contacts have been isolated. The market will be closed while waiting for the results of the swab tests done on some 644 market employees, workers, and vendors.
The mayor gave his assurance that the city government will work for the speedy release of the swab test results so that the market can immediately reopen, adding that Agora Market is closed every Wednesday and Sunday for cleaning and sanitation.
The city government, Zamora said, will only allow employees, workers, and vendors who test negative to return to the market, while those found positive will be isolated for treatment.
Those returning to work must first obtain a clearance from the City Health office that they are fit to work.