Dagupan takes fight vs swine flu to restaurants

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm 

DAGUPAN CITY, July 21 — The fight against the A (H1N1) influenza took a new turn when city authorities brought the campaign to prevent its spread down to restaurants, in addition to malls and public and private schools.

Resolution No. 6390-2009 recently passed by the city council headed by Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez earnestly reminded all food establishments, malls and private and public schools in the city to provide functioning water system, hand soap or alcohol-based sanitizers in their respective wash rooms or comfort rooms.

In addition to this, restaurants were also asked to put alcohol in their tables, specifically in places where they place bottles of soy sauce, fish sauce and salt, for use of diners in washing their hands firs before eating.

Councilor Jesus Canto, a doctor, said this way, restaurant patrons, can be safe from A (H1N1) influenza which, according to the Department of Health, already afflicted close to 2,000 Filipinos to date.

Fortunately, Canto said, the disease has not reached Dagupan but he admitted that there are several people, including children getting sick from the seasonal flu which occurs more often during rainy season.

All food establishments, malls and public and private schools were furnished with copies of the resolution for their information and appropriate action. (PNA)

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