Dgte readies for safe re-opening of biz amid COVID-19

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 21 (PIA) — The Dumaguete City government has tackled the gradual re-opening of businesses but consistent with health protocols under the new normal to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Owners and the management of food establishments participated in a “Health and Safety Forum for Tourism Establishments” in preparation for the re-opening of restaurants with the easing of quarantine restrictions in the hope of reviving local economy.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo presented the city’s infrastructure projects that will not only improve the quality of life of the people but also make Dumaguete attractive to new investments and expansion of existing enterprises to boost the local market.  

The mayor also presented the best practices in the fight against COVID-19 that may revitalize the economy and create jobs.

Both the mayor and City Health Officer Ma. Sarah Talla shared the successful COVID-19 response and initiatives guided by science and implemented with due diligence that has kept the city safe from the dreaded virus.

For three weeks now, there has been no new case of COVID-19 infection.

City Chief-of-Police Lt. Col. Mark Gifter Sucalit reported on the peace and order situation and shared tips for the business sector to prevent and report crimes.

In the same activity, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) also presented the science of contact tracing and management of data privacy as the agency discourages the use of pen and paper in contact tracing by adopting innovations such as digital and QR codes system in collecting data of costumers and workers in the industry.

The participants fielded questions and interacted with the authorities on how to re-open their businesses without sacrificing the health and safety of the public and their employees. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)

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