Cebu City conducts disinfection, cleanup drive in markets amid Covid-19

IN EFFORTS to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Cebu City Government conducted a disinfection and cleanup drive in 10 public markets of the city Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Members of the Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Barangay Environmental Officers and volunteers gathered at respective markets to sanitize areas and remind the public of precautionary measures against the Covid-19.

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, together with some department heads, also joined the massive cleanup drive at Carbon Public Market in Barangay Ermita Thursday morning.

Aside from Carbon, cleanup drives were also conducted in the public markets of Taboan, T. Padilla, Pardo, Barangay Luz, Tabada, Labangon, Inayawan, Lahug and Ramos.

The activity was initiated in view of the City's efforts in ensuring that Cebu City is free from the Covid-19.

Earlier, the City Government begun the distribution of the personal protective equipment (PPE) it purchased following the rise of confirmed cases in the country.

READ: Cebu City distributes protective equipment in fight vs Covid-19

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said PPE such as protective suits, masks, goggles and digital thermal scanners were already distributed to Cebu City Medical Center on March 10.

In February, the City Council approved an amount of P15 million to be utilized in purchasing PPE, medicine and disinfectants.

The World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 12 declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. (JJL)

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