Bacoor City Public Market on lockdown after vendors, security marshal contract COVID-19

BACOOR CITY, Cavite - Bacoor City Public Market, also known as Zapote Market, will be on lockdown starting 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11 until 5 a.m. of August 18 after eight vendors and a security marshal tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

(City Government of Bacoor)

Those who contracted the disease are four vendors inside the main market, one confirmed case each in the adjacent Ocampo and Anayo Market, two ambulant vendors outside the market, and one marshal.

In Executive Order No. 35 signed by Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, about 800 to more than a thousand will be affected by the lockdown.

The city government also called on residents who visited the market between August 5 to 10 to monitor their health and coordinate with their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) should they experience any symptoms related to the disease.

Last week, vendors of the said market were tested for the virus as part of the city's expanded targeted mass swab testing.

As of August 10, Bacoor has 945 confirmed cases, with 465 recoveries and 45 deaths.