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Bulacan town market closes for COVID-19 disinfection

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 03:05 PM March 21, 2021

CLEAN UP. Firemen and employees of Angat town have disinfected the town market and Barangay Sta. Cruz where a spike in coronavirus transmissions was recorded. Photo from the office of Mayor Leonardo De Leon

ANGAT, Bulacan — This town’s public market was locked down from Friday (March 19) to Sunday (Mar. 21) for extensive disinfection after some of its vendors contracted COVID-19.

Mayor Leonardo De Leon did not disclose how many vendors were infected but he said the market will reopen on Monday (Mar. 22).

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Because of the new cluster of COVID-19 cases there, the public market will be closed every Sunday for routine disinfection, the mayor said. Market hours have also been limited to 4 a.m. until noon from Monday to Saturday.

Barangay (village) Sta. Cruz and other villages with a high number of cases were also disinfected on Sunday by firemen and members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

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Angat, one of the 24 towns and cities in Bulacan, used to have the lowest number of COVID 19 cases since March last year.

Angat currently has a total of 192 infections recorded since 2020, of the cases, 55 are active.

On Friday, nine residents — including a 73-year-old and a 12-year-old  — were recorded as having contracted COVID-19. Angat now has 10 fatalities.

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