The IAM will organize an anti-epidemic community cleaning campaign as part of a joint effort of the government and associations to consolidate the results of epidemic prevention

MACAO, August 7 – In order to further consolidate the results of epidemic prevention, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) will organize a two-phase anti-epidemic community cleaning campaign with health authorities and a number of associations, in starting tomorrow (August 8). It aims to raise public awareness of community cleaning and public hygiene protection, and jointly build a strong epidemic prevention front through a series of works including enhanced cleaning and disinfection of public roads and facilities, a key hygienic screening and precautionary cleaning and disinfection. buildings once controlled as code red areas for epidemic prevention, and provisions for the public to clean buildings and maintain public hygiene.

With the slogan “Stay vigilant in epidemic prevention and control, join community cleaning together”, the anti-epidemic community cleaning campaign will last for five months. It is hoped that as part of the normalization of epidemic prevention, the Macau public will unite to maintain the general environmental hygiene of the community and prevent the potential spread of epidemic diseases.

The first phase of the anti-epidemic community cleaning campaign will be launched tomorrow. The IAM will carry out a targeted hygienic examination of low-rise buildings formerly controlled as code red areas for epidemic prevention, as well as precautionary cleaning and disinfection of clusters of buildings in the high-pressure North District. population density and unsatisfactory indoor hygienic conditions, in order to reduce the risk of outbreaks of epidemic diseases.

Since the outbreak began in mid-June, IAM has dispatched additional staff and street-washing vehicles to clean sidewalks and roads in various neighborhoods in Macau with diluted bleach and high-pressure water jets, plus additional staff to wipe down handrails on public escalators, bus shelters, bus stop signs, parking meters and other public facilities, and spray disinfectant on public drains, handrails and sidewalk guardrails. Special teams have also been put in place to intensify the cleaning and disinfection of hawker areas and markets with a higher flow of people, as well as public toilets, striving to keep the street environment clean. and hygienic. The above work will be carried out continuously as part of the standardization of epidemic prevention.

The second phase of the anti-epidemic community cleaning campaign will take place from September to December through a trilateral collaboration between the government, associations and the public, where they will jointly implement various public hygiene measures. During this period, IAM will work with a number of associations to carry out anti-epidemic community cleaning activities in different districts of Macau, and organize the public to clean public facilities in the districts, to raise awareness of the prevention of epidemics and public hygiene. At the same time, educational advertising will be reinforced to encourage the public to take the initiative to clean up the environment of the buildings they live in, to improve and maintain public hygiene on a permanent basis, and to create healthy buildings, in order to to avoid an epidemic rebound.

Epidemic prevention requires the joint participation and active cooperation of all members of the public. IAM calls on the public to raise awareness of epidemic prevention and civic responsibilities, pay attention to personal and public hygiene in their daily lives, and take adequate measures to keep the community clean. The IAM will also mobilize social forces through a series of activities and standardize epidemic prevention measures, aiming to build a strong epidemic prevention front.