The National Inter-sectorial Table of Banana Competitiveness (Menicob) issued a statement in which it asked producers, gatherers, and the owners of banana packing facilities and ripening chambers to double their efforts so that the banana logistic and marketing chain continues to comply with the standards demanded by the current situation.
They reminded the sector to adopt the maximum precautionary actions and health care measures indicated by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS), which includes controlling the people's body temperature when they enter the establishments, disinfecting vehicles and footwear upon entering and leaving the premises, and having an area where people can wash their hands with water, soap, and disposable towels for when they enter and leave the premises.
Menicob advised the chain members to increase the frequency in which staff and customers who come to the shopping salons wash their hands. They also reminded people to avoid greetings with kisses, hugs, or shaking hands.
In addition, they reiterated that contact surfaces should be frequent disinfected, that people should wear face masks correctly on a permanent basis, avoid touching their mouth, nose, and eyes, cover their nose and mouth with their elbow when they cough or sneeze, and avoid sharing personal items such as cutlery and glasses.
Regarding the current commercial activity, the general coordinator of Menicob, Hugo Franco, stated that they continue to make sales in the local market because there is a lot of supply at this time in the Argentine market.