DAGUPAN CITY – For one week starting September 28, suppliers of fish and other fish products from outside Pangasinan will not be allowed to enter Dagupan City.

For one week starting September 28, suppliers of fish and other fish products from outside Pangasinan will not be allowed to enter Dagupan City. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)
For one week starting September 28, suppliers of fish and other fish products from outside Pangasinan will not be allowed to enter Dagupan City. (Photo via Liezle Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)

The city will be implementing the moratorium to help the city prevent cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This was the content of Executive Order No. 49 signed by Mayor Brian Lim on September 22.

He warned that all fish and other fish products that will be delivered to Dagupan coming from outside Pangasinan will be confiscated during the moratorium.

This was also in compliance with the appeal of the Dagupan Fish Consignacion and Ice Dealers’ Association to the city government to ban the entry of fish suppliers and other fish products from outside Pangasinan as a way to prevent transmission of the coronavirus from outside the province.

Most of these fish suppliers are from Metro Manila and the provinces of Zambales, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Laguna.

Earlier, Lim implemented stricter guidelines to protect the people of Dagupan against COVID-19, especially in crowded areas of the city, such as the fish market.

During the conduct of epidemiological testing of the City Health Office (CHO), it turned out that most of the new cases of COVID-19 were vendors and workers at the Magsaysay Fish Market.

The city has more than 80 active COVID-19 cases, and it has continued to increase due to the city’s ongoing COVID-19 tests.

Lim earlier ordered the closure of the Magsaysay Fish Market and other public markets of the city on the first and third Thursdays of each month for disinfection.

In addition, all fish sellers, workers, and importers in the fish market were required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 tests.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/23/dagupan-city-to-bar-entry-of-fish-traders-and-their-products-coming-from-outside-pangasinan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dagupan-city-to-bar-entry-of-fish-traders-and-their-products-coming-from-outside-pangasinan)