DUE to the recent increase of coronavirus-positive cases of market vendors and helpers in the public market of San Carlos City, the Public Market and Slaughterhouse Department (PMSD) imposed more rigid measures within the marketplace.
Leila Mansueto, PMSD head, said they had been disinfecting the market since last week to ensure public safety, which is everyone’s main concern during this pandemic.
She added that they continue to implement the wearing of face masks and face shields and social distancing among market-goers and vendors while vendors and helpers who have recurring violations will be given citation tickets.
The city through the barangay will also reissue soon one market pass per household to control the number of people going out from their homes. As of now, business hours in the market start between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Mondays and Fridays.
Positive Covid-19 cases in the city are at 140 as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, pending the results of recent swab tests of suspected positive individuals. The rising number is now due to the local transmission of the virus happening in the city. (PR)