Bacoor city mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla
By Junex Doronio
BACOOR CITY, Cavite — Focused on her responsibilities despite the reported affliction of her husband Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. with the novel coronavirus disease, Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla has on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, placed a public market here under a one-week lockdown after some of its vendors and marshals tested positive for COVID-19.
Mercado-Revilla issued Executive Order 35 closing the Bacoor City Public Market in Barangay Zapote starting at 10 a.m. of August 11 until 1 a.m. of August 18.
There were already 945 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city, of which, 465 have recovered and 45 have died as of Monday, August 10.
“There are still other confirmed cases which are being validated by the city health office as of this writing, and several cases of symptomatic suspects being monitored by respective barangay (villages),” the EO 35 said.
The city government asked some 800 to 1,100 vendors, stall owners and ambulant vendors for their understanding and cooperation, stressing that the health and welfare of everyone is paramount.
Those who went to the market from August 5 to 10 were advised to monitor their health and immediately contact their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERT) should symptoms develop.
It was gathered that the City Health Office (CHO) conducted swab tests on about 200 vendors, marshals and tenants of the public market last August 7.
Nine of them tested positive for the disease last August 9.