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  • Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, says the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation is taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the parish.
  • In an interview with JIS News, Councillor Moore pointed out that the municipality has employed additional staff members at the parish’s infirmary to ensure that proper sanitisation is done at the facility more frequently.
  • “We [also] have 24-hour workers there doing [sanitization], so every hour, every two hours, they mop the floor and sanitise,” Mayor Moore said.

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore, says the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation is taking all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the parish.

In an interview with JIS News, Councillor Moore pointed out that the municipality has employed additional staff members at the parish’s infirmary to ensure that proper sanitisation is done at the facility more frequently.

“We [also] have 24-hour workers there doing [sanitization], so every hour, every two hours, they mop the floor and sanitise,” Mayor Moore said.

“Also, no visitors are able to go to the infirmary. We have placed notices outside at the gate, and we have stepped up security there as well… 24 hours per day,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Mayor also highlighted that opening hours at the Savanna-la-Mar Market are now 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. until further notice, pointing out that notices of the market’s new operating hours have been advertised on radio and placed at various points in the market, and that flyers regarding the new hours have also been sent out.

He said the issuing of licences for places of amusement has been suspended, and persons who have already paid for their licences may postpone their event for a later date, as their receipts will be honoured.

Councillor Moore said the municipality has frequent meetings with the parish’s health department to “ensure that we are brought up to date about what is happening”.

“We have to try and be vigilant and continue to work with the health department to try and keep things in the best way,” the Mayor added.

The island now has 21 cases of COVID-19.

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