Satellite market opens in Albay to decongest public market amid COVID-19 threat

  • A satellite market opened in Barangay Nasisi, Ligao City, Albay to decongest the city public market amid the threat of COVID-19
  • The Nasisi Satellite Market caters residents from Mayon Unit Barangays of Ligao City and some barangays in Guinobatan and Oas
  • Social media users believe it is a good idea as it will make the practice of social distancing a lot easier

In the midst of the threat of COVID-19 in the country, a satellite market opened in Barangay Nasisi, Ligao City, Albay to decongest the city public market.

Image capture from Facebook

On Facebook, Ligao City Albay page uploaded photos of the Nasisi Satellite Market; which currently caters residents from Mayon Unit Barangays of Ligao City and some barangays in Guinobatan and Oas.

“Newly-opened Nasisi Satellite Market caters residents from Mayon Unit Barangays of Ligao City and some barangays in the municipalities of Guinobatan and Oas. This is to decongest the city public market and to ensure that social distancing is followed by marketgoers,” read the caption of the pictures.

It was also noted that one may get a temporary business clearance at the Nasisi Barangay Hall for free.

Social media users believe having a satellite market is a good idea as it will make the practice of social distancing a lot easier.

Cases in PH

According to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 1,418, as of posting; which includes 71 fatalities and 42 recoveries.

Earlier, the DOH launched the DOH COVID-19 emergency hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 in partnership with the National Emergency Hotline of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc.

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Through the hotlines, callers can ask questions if they suspect they are infected with COVID-19, or request assistance if they have symptoms and/or known exposure to confirmed cases or patients under investigation.

The information collected from emergency calls is transmitted to the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center and other relevant agencies for immediate facilitation and response.