The city government here has started disinfecting public facilities and buildings as a precautionary measure against the new coronavirus.
In a phone interview Tuesday, city information officer Jhuliano Nazareno said the office of Mayor Julier Resuello, together with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, City Health Office (CHO) and barangay officials, led the conduct of disinfection in all the 86 villages particularly in the schools and other public facilities.
"Aside from the 75 elementary schools, high schools, and integrated schools, we also disinfected other public facilities like multipurpose and barangay halls in the entire city, including the city hall," he said.
The city had a stockpile of 10,000 chlorine tablets, which has an equivalent of at least 100,000 liters of disinfectants, of which at least 20 to 30 percent was used for the operation Tuesday.
"The disinfection operation today is just initial and although the city is very open on the idea of repeating this massive disinfection, we only have limited resources for now, and we have to maximize it" he added.
Meanwhile, Nazareno said the CHO and barangay health workers already identified some persons under monitoring (PUM) in the barangays and are being observed closely and home quarantined to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19 in the city.
He urged everyone to participate and coordinate with the government's effort to battle Covid-19 as well as be responsible for sharing information through social media.
"The (city) government is doing its job in order for us to fight the virus and prevent it from spreading or entering our city and the province. So please stay calm and avoid spreading fake news," he added.
Source: Philippines News Agency