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DOLE QUEZON JOINS LUCENA CITY IATF MEETING

The Department of Labor and Employment Quezon Provincial Office, represented by its Provincial Head Mr. Edwin T. Hernandez, attended the City Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting of Lucena City on May 25, 2021 at the Lucena City Hall.

Mr. Anacleto C. Alcala, Jr, Lucena City Administrator, who presided over the meeting, expressed his appreciation to all the participants for attending the meeting. He assured all participants that the Local Government Unit of Lucena will not continue to implement mandatory observance of minimum public health standards (MPHS) in all public places in the city, such as the use of face masks covering the nose and mouth; physical distancing of not less than one meter; and availability of a handwashing area with soap and water or alcohol.

Meanwhile, Ms. Janet V. Gendrano, the Head of the Office of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of Lucena City, presented the latest COVID-19 situation in the city. She mentioned that the City Government appointed village marshals in all the barangays in the city to strictly implement the health and safety standards to prevent the rise of more virus carriers in the city.

Mr. Hernandez mentioned during the meeting that based on the Workplace COVID-19 Prevention and Control Compliance Report submitted by establishments in Quezon, there are 225 positive cases reported. Of these cases, 145 are active cases and 1 succumbed to COVID-19.



Among these businesses, human health and social work activities reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases. This includes hospitals, clinics and other healthcare institutions.

“It is important that all employers in Lucena City should implement health and safety protocols in their respective workplaces. The Department of Labor and Employment will be relentless in assisting the business community to protect their workers from exposure to COVID-19 to prevent work disruption,” Mr. Hernandez said.

As of this writing, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Lucena City tallied at 3,016. Of these cases, 163 are still active and 69 have died because of the virus.

The outcome of the said meeting will be reported to the Regional Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team on May 26, 2021.

By:


FRANZ RAYMOND J. AQUINO
Senior Labor and Employment Officer
Regional Labor Information Officer

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2021-05-29
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