La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post

Philippines: Vegetable trading post records 45 cases of Covid in the area

Workers at the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post (LTVTP) were directed to strictly follow the safety and health protocols and wear their identification cards and uniforms when entering and staying at the facility. These measures are aimed at serving as a control measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pending the swab test results of all workers as it logs 45 cases in the area.

The advisory came on November 9, on the same day the municipal government suspended the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 096 series of 2020 issued by Mayor Romeo Salda on November 6 after the marathon testing conducted by the National Task Force (NTF) last week yielded an initial 12 Covid-19 positive cases.

The EO imposed the mandatory presentation of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result before a worker can be allowed entry at the LTVTP.

Salda, in a press conference on Tuesday, said they suspended the Executive Order (EO) so as not to disrupt the movement of vegetables that farmers bring to the trading post, which are transported to various markets nationwide.

According to an article on pna.gov.ph, the advisory said the swabbing of all LTVTP porters, packers, truckers, disposers, and traders is expected to be completed within the week.


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