The Pasay City Public Market (PCPM) is enforcing strict health protocols after 12 individuals contracted coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Engr. Teddy Velasco, PCPM officer-in-charge, said that employees, security guards, stall owners and helpers, as well as market goers are asked to follow the E.M.I. habit: (Ensure to always wash your hands, Mask is a must, Implement physical distancing) to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
Velasco said body temperature of all those entering the public market will be checked and must limit interaction with other people for 15 minutes or less.
He said the market is also imposing proper ventilation in rooms, offices, cars, and other enclosed spaces,
The market OIC said their implementation of strict health protocols inside the market would also help the city government curb the virus since not only residents are visiting the public market but also those from other places.
As of March 17, the City Health Office (CHO) has recorded 877 active cases of which 97 were new cases.
At the start of the pandemic, the city has recorded 9,643 confirmed cases with 247 deaths.