AS A way to prevent more Covid-19 cases from cropping up in her town, Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco has ordered the regulation of the operations of Liloan’s public markets and commercial supermarkets.
Even though her town is currently under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), Frasco issued Executive Order 2020-12 providing a schedule as to when public and commercial markets in Liloan can operate and the health and safety protocol that her constituents need to follow.
Her executive order takes effect on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Frasco said she issued the executive order as a way to protect her constituents from getting infected with Covid-19.
As of Tuesday, the number of Covid-19 cases in Liloan has reached 84, with 33 recoveries and 10 deaths.
Under her executive order, Frasco said, the public markets in Brgy. Yati and in Sitio Capulay, Brgy. Tayud will be closed every Monday for disinfection.
Every Tuesday, public markets in barangays Bajac and Poblacion will be closed for disinfection.
The public market in Sitio Panphil B. Frasco in Brgy. Jubay will close on Thursdays.
All public and private wet markets will be required to close at 6 p.m., while supermarkets and malls must close at 7 p.m.
Frasco has also required all residents in her town to always bring their quarantine pass and wear masks whenever they are inside the public market or supermarket.
Hand-to-hand contact between the customer and seller is now prohibited.
For payment, customers are required to place their money in a designated receptacle provided by the market as a way to prevent hand-to-hand contact.
Vendors are also required to provide covering for their products, especially if they are selling food.
They are also required to provide hand sanitizers or disinfectant for their customers.
Aside from regulating the public markets and supermarkets, the Liloan municipal government also announced that it has suspended the number coding scheme for motorcycles.
Those caught not following the mayor’s executive order could face penalties including eight hours of community service.
Store owners could have their business permits revoked if they don’t follow the order.
“No matter how many rules the government implements for the protection of our community, if we are not disciplined enough to follow them, we will constantly be putting our lives and our families’ lives at risk,” Frasco said. (ANV / JKV)