25 market vendors COVID-19 positive


Only 25, or less than 2%, of the 1,665 market vendors that were swabbed tested positive of the virus.

This was confirmed by Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical sang Emergency Operations Center, in his virtual press conference held this afternoon. All 25 remains asymptomatic.

But while the numbers are low, health officials reiterated their advise for the public to continuously observe minimum safety protocol in the markets, including the proper wearing face shield and face mask.

City Administrator Em Ang meanwhile said that as part of the market protocol, the city will continue to implement one entrance, one exit policy. Handwashing stations are also set-up outside the 3 major markets of the city.