CCCI: Ensure health protocols in workplace

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IMPLEMENT minimum health standards in the workplace to prevent the surge of Covid-19 cases and a possible lockdown, said the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) in an advisory released Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

CCCI renewed its call for businesses to continue keeping their employees and customers safe from the Covid-19 transmission.

"There is nothing to be alarmed of just, yet, as there is no official information that the City is experiencing a second wave; however, the rising of Covid-19 cases should not be taken lightly as we do not wish to go back to a stricter form of community quarantine," Felix Taguiam, CCCI president, said in an advisory.

In the past seven days, Cebu City has seen a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases prompting the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center to issue a public warning of another lockdown should the trend continue to rise.

As of November 15, Cebu City has 170 active cases of Covid-19, 10,645 total cases, 9,802 recoveries, and 673 deaths, according to the data of the Department of Health.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has brought massive destruction to business enterprises, the economy, and the people's lives; let us not allow it to cause any more damage. Our survival as a people depends on our ability to balance between health measures and the resumption of economic activities to provide a livelihood to our people," Taguiam said. (JOB)