ADELANTE: Environmental hygiene against COVID-19 (+ Photos) #cuba
Irais Maria García Portelles
Environmental hygiene against COVID-19 (+ Photos)
By Gilberto Rodríguez Rivero / Adelante
CAMAGÜEY. - These are times of fought against a small, invisible, but persistent and lethal enemy, and even when science insists on vaccine replications, hygiene and self-protection continue to be the most effective answers.
In recent weeks, the rebound of the pandemic keeps the city of Camagüey in a phase of limited autochthonous transmission and this motivates the assumption of institutional variants aimed at creating epidemiological fences in those points of greater public congregations or risk of spread.
The use of chlorinated water in high concentrations becomes a hygienic-environmental option assumed in the city, and that in its first moment of application had as focal points the exterior areas of hospitals, central stops of urban transportation buses, and important commercial units.
As reported by Major Daniel Pérez, Defense and Civil Defense specialist of the military sector in Camagüey, these tasks will continue during the next few days with an alternate frequency, to create adequate conditions for environmental hygiene.
He clarified that this does not replace other essential measures implemented, such as physical distancing, the use of face masks, and constant hand washing.
At the moment, he added, more than 12 thousand liters of this disinfectant solution are being poured, with the use of a tank car, although the quantities could be increased if necessary.
The Municipal Defense Council (CDM) has insisted on the need for people to stay as long as possible in their homes, and reduce traffic on the streets to a minimum, in addition to extreme sanitary measures in places with a high congregation of people .
Many inhabitants present in the streets at the time of disinfection, considered it "very positive" that this type of anti-COVID-19 actions are carried out, especially, given the increase in social indiscipline that has been, in specialized criteria, the main reason of the rebound of SARS-CoV-2 in this provincial capital.
Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez