Talisay City tap tricycles vs. Covid-19

TARPAULINS. A tricycle driver from Talisay City attaches a tarpaulin containing what the public should do if they have symptoms of Covid-19. Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. has tapped the services of tricycle drivers in his information dissemination campaign to remind his constituents on how to prevent getting infected by the deadly virus. (Talisay City Government)

TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. has tapped the services of tricycle drivers in his city to initiate an “info drive” to remind his constituents on the dangers of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Gullas said that aside from tricycle drivers, he has ordered his personnel to put up posters and tarpaulins and distribute flyers to residents to inform them on what to do to protect themselves from contracting with Covid-19.

Gullas urged his constituents to look out for early signs and warnings if a person has Covid-19; and to follow health protocol as a way to safeguard one’s self from infection such as wearing masks when outside the house, observe social distancing in crowded places, sanitizing one’s self upon entering the house, among others.

Gullas said he included tricycle drivers in his campaign because they are often a visible fixture in the city and are often approached by his constituents to get around the city.

He added that tricycle drivers would help in his campaign by putting tarps in front of their units for the public to see and read.

“Let me be clear and this is what we have to disseminate, Covid is very dangerous and it is here. Take this virus seriously,” Gullas said.

“As cases continue to rise not only in Talisay, I ask all of you to not take this virus lightly. There is nothing light about this virus. This is a very dangerous virus,” he added.

Gullas also urged his constituents to immediately approach their barangay or a nearby hospital if they show symptoms of Covid-19.

“We all have loved ones fighting for their lives because of this virus. We have lost friends and even families because of this virus. Please don’t wait until it hits close to home to be vigilant about this,” Gullas urged.

Of the 44 towns and six cities in Cebu Province, Talisay City remains on top with the most number of Covid-19 cases.

As of July 7, around 379 people from Talisay City have been infected with Covid-19.

Of the 379 cases, 208 are considered as active cases, 146 have recovered and 39 have died from Covid-19. (ANV / JKV)


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