PUBLIC MARKET EXTENDS BUSINESS HOURS
Starting Friday, April 17, 2020, the Dumaguete City Public Market will be open from 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM to afford more time to both buyers and sellers.
However, yellow passes for workers will no longer be honored in the market and holders will be denied entry. Everyone is advised to use the Quarantine Passes and follow the schedule.
DUMAGUETE REMAINS FREE OF COVID-19 SUSPECTS
None of the remaining 17 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) have shown Influenza Like Illness (ILI). Thus, as soon as their 14-day quarantine is completed, hopefully without incident, they will be given medical and fit to work certificates.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19, lauded the industry and dedication of the health workers and other front-liners for keeping the local community free from COVID-19.
That is why the city government is actively procuring more medical supplies, personnel protective equipment for the front-liners and set up the community isolation center that is ready for occupancy when the need arises.
CITIZENS COMPLY STAY-AT-HOME POLICY EVEN AT NIGHT
Footage from the CCTV command center shows that many citizens comply with stay-at-home policy of the Enhanced Community Quarantine especially at night when curfew is imposed at 9:00 PM.
The city’s CCTV cameras are utilized to monitor and identify violators of the ECQ.
Meanwhile, personnel of the Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 monitor the streets 24/7 noting very light traffic in the day and almost empty streets at night.
All motorists submit themselves for thermal screening and present quarantine passes in the various checkpoints across the city.
TANDUAY DONATES ETHYL ALCOHOL FOR FRONTLINERS
LT Group Incorporated through its Tanduay Dumaguete Branch contributed more than a thousand bottles of ethyl alcohol to the City of Dumaguete to be used by the front-liners in the fight against COVID-19 infection.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo expressed his gratitude to the company’s Chairman and CEO Lucio Tan represented by Branch Manager Tony Dee Jr., Supervisor Elbert Patricio and Trade Marketing Officer Ivan Shane Chia for the generous donation.
Councilors Miguel Agustin Perdices, Bernice Elmaco, Rosel Erames and SK Federation President Lei Marie Danielle Tolentino witnessed the turnover yesterday.
The bottles of alcohol have been distributed to the various checkpoints in the city and will augment the supply of the City Health Office.