Cleanup drive up in Bislig City amid spike in dengue cases

Bislig City Mayor Florencio Garay issued an order Monday mandating a simultaneous cleanup drive following the sharp increase of dengue cases in the area.

The campaign, embodied in Executive Order (EO) No. 25, ordered the destruction of all possible breeding grounds of Aegis Egypti, the dengue-carrying mosquitoes in communities in the city.

Garay took note of the 81 dengue cases with three deaths recorded in the city from January to May this year.

“This is 440 percent higher compared to the 15 cases logged in the same period in 2021,” he said.

He added: “Mosquito-borne viral diseases have been recognized as major public health concerns globally, nationally, and locally.”

In response to the situation, a one-day simultaneous citywide cleanup drive is set on Wednesday (June 15) that will be led by the local dengue task force.

Garay urged the residents to participate in the activity by cleaning the surroundings of their homes.

He said the collection of segregated garbage from homes and establishments will also be facilitated on the same day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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