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LANGIHAN PUBLIC MARKET UNDER TEMPORARY TOTAL LOCKDOWN FOR 6 DAYS
BUTUAN CITY – The local government of Butuan City imposes temporary total lockdown in Langihan Public Market on August 26, Wednesday, after a vendor died due to COVID-19, and the other 3 stall vendors tested positive of the said virus.
The Regional Task Force Against COVID-19, One Shield Caraga has approved the temporary lockdown for six days, starting August 26 to August 31 but might be extended up to 14 days, depending on the results of the contact-tracing.
During the period of lockdown, authorities are conducting intensive tracing of close contacts to those who tested positive, and disinfection in the Mayor Salvador L. Calo Supermarket.
Meanwhile, the affected vendors are prohibited in selling their products on the streets or other areas instead, are encouraged to observe strict home quarantine.
LGU Butuan says they will provide assistance to the affected vendors for their daily consumption, while the coordinating mobile markets will purchase the highly perishable and uncontaminated goods.
During the RTF COVID-19 Virtual Presser on August 26, the City Administrator Rey Desiata said the rapid test results of most of the identified close contacts came out positive and who are admitted in isolation facilities, subject for the swab testing by the RT-PCR.
Desiata further said the line list with over 200 patients becomes a challenge because there is a limitation for getting the swab test using the Gene-Xpert PCR machine in the city.
However, the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga is asking Cagayan de Oro City and Davao City to accommodate the swabbing samples.