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Torre Pacheco copes with the Coronavirus with thorough cleaning and disinfection of public spaces (20/03/2020)

The City Council of Torre Pacheco, together with STV Gestión, the concessionaire for waste collection and street cleaning, carry out special works to eliminate the viral load that public spaces may have.

Councilor María del Carmen Guillén remembers that it is forbidden to leave the house except for just cause and asks the neighbors for collaboration.

The City Council of Torre Pacheco in collaboration with STV Gestión, the concessionary company for waste collection and street cleaning in the municipality, has launched a special cleaning and disinfection campaign to address the health alarm triggered by COVID-19 or Coronavirus .

This procedure, which follows the guidelines of the Subdirectorate General for Environmental Health and Occupational Health, aims to eliminate the viral load that may be contained in the public spaces of the municipality.

Work has already begun to tackle this global pandemic.

And the works consist of disinfecting containers, cleaning roads, sidewalks and common areas, as well as playgrounds and street furniture.

From the City Council and STV Gestión "we want to transmit to the population of Torre Pacheco that we are going to put all the means at our disposal to combat this virus, and that is why we also ask our neighbors to be consistent and follow the recommendations that are they do it from all the administrations, because of not doing it they can face fines ", has affirmed the councilor María del Carmen Guillén.

The mayor stated that "especially hygiene measures must be followed and confined at home, leaving only for the reasons that are authorized such as going to buy food, to the pharmacy, to care for the elderly or dependents or to always work and when you can't work from home. "

Jose Herreros, head of the STV Gestión service in Torre Pacheco, has specified how the different types of cleaning will be done.

Regarding the containers, they will be washed and disinfected both inside and outside.

"We have equipment designed to do it with water reinforced with specific dragging surfactants for cleaning containers (bactericides), and with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite in order to carry out disinfection."

Regarding public roads, a wet sweep will be carried out to eliminate waste and organic matter, in order to avoid the spread of the virus.

The water projected by the sweepers will also contain 0.1% sodium hypochlorite for proper disinfection.

Street washing will be done with trucks and specific equipment, and like the cleaning of containers, it will be done with water reinforced with surfactant drag detergents and 0.1% sodium hypochlorite.

As regards children's games and urban furniture, 0.1% sodium hypochlorite for disinfection is applied with spray packs, for which the operators will be provided with the necessary personal protective equipment.

These works will be more exhaustive in sensitive spaces such as the vicinity of health centers, large supermarkets and food distribution centers, as well as urban areas where fixed or overnight settlements of homeless people may occur.

Banks, street lamps, litter bins or any other element of urban furniture on public roads will be disinfected with the authorized products of activity against viruses, according to the list provided by the Ministry of Health.

The Torre Pacheco City Council and STV Gestión will review both the procedures for applying the treatments and the products used, to update them in the event of any modification to the list of virucides submitted by the Ministry of Health.

In any case, what is reiterated to the neighbors is that they be scrupulous when complying with the measures dictated by the Central and Autonomous governments "and that they take into account that at this moment we must all act together to stop this virus", The councilor has concluded.

María del Carmen Guillén recalled that those who do not comply with the measures of the Royal Government Decree can be fined with penalties ranging from 600 to 30,000 euros.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco

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