Businesses expected to provide sanitizer, soap
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a resolution last week encouraging local businesses to promote proper hygiene by providing hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, and hand soap to customers. According to City Councilor Cindy Rojas, who chairs the SP Committee on Health, the policy is important due to the ongoing threat from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The resolution calls on malls, restaurants, and other commercial establishments to provide the mandated amenities.
Recently, there were eight individuals identified as patients under investigation who were quarantined at hospitals across the city after exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 and arriving from areas currently affected by the virus.
After the patients were subsequently discharged after testing negative, the Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against the Novel Coronavirus recently announced there are currently five patients under monitoring./DGB, WDJ