Davao City starts disinfecting public places


The Davao City Health Office (CHO) has decided to conduct frequent disinfection operation in public places and all government offices in the city to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection.

CHO chief Dr. Josephine Villafuerte said teams from her office have started disinfecting public parks, terminals, ports and the city government offices because they are most frequented by the people.

The disinfection operation will be conducted every week or every two weeks until Covid-19 stabilizes, she said.

The next disinfection will be in other government and district offices, she added.

“We have to make sure nga na-disinfect siya kay para kung kinsa ma’y naa’y sakit, kung kinsa ba naa’y viral infection, dili pud siya matakod sa lain. So we want to make the environment safe for the children and the community (We make sure that these places are disinfected so that whoever is sick or has viral infection will not infect others. We have to make sure that the environment is safe for the children and the community),” Villafuerte said.

The private sector is also encouraged to practice these preventive measures, especially those areas that are usually flocked by people.

Villafuerte assured that the disinfectant chemicals are not harmful to the human body.

She also urged the public to follow the safety precautions and health advisories.