TACLOBAN CITY-The disinfection and sanitation in all of the city’s 138 barangays are now in full swing to contain possible spread of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19).

This was declared by Councilor Eden Pineda, president of the Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) who donated 15 sprayers and chlorine to the barangay leaders on Monday (March 23) together with the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tacloban-Leyte Inc. which is headed by businessman Eugene Tan.

Personnel of the city’s fire office leads in the disinfection and in the flushin campaign assisted by the members of the Central Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Volunteer Fire Brigade, Delta Volunteer Fire Brigade, and Tacloban Fil-Chinese Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade and city government personnel.

“We only have 15 sprayers because there are small barangays that can be disinfected for 30 minutes. We can transfer immediately to another barangays” Pineda said.

Earlier, barangay leaders have sought help to Pineda for a massive disinfection of all the villages of the city to ensure that it would remain free of virus that causes COVID-19 as the regional office of the Department of Health has confirmed that Eastern Visayas has one confirmed COVID-19 patient, a 51-year-old woman from Catarman, Northern Samar.

Tan said that he is glad that the barangay officials in the city are pro-active, acting on their own to help their barangays free from the virus that has affected almost all countries of the world. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)