The Quezon City Market Development and Administration Department on Thursday installed a CCTV camera at the Balintawak Market to ensure that social distancing is observed by marketgoers.
CCTV cameras have also been installed in other wet markets in the city, including Commonwealth Market, Mega Q Mart and Bagbag.
“Maglalagay tayo ng mga camera sa mga public markets natin sapagkat alam naman natin ang Quezon City ay napakalaki. Kung lahat ng 81 public markets natin lalagyan natin ng tao, napakalaking expenses ng city government in terms of manpower,” QCMDAD head Procopio Lipana told GMA News.
“Although meron tayong mga pinapatupad na guidelines para ma-observe ang social distancing, alam nating marami pa rin ang pasaway. So with these electronic devices, mas maa-address natin nang mabilis ang problema sa social distancing and other related problems,” he added.
Lipana views the videos in real time on his gadgets. The videos are also monitored at the Quezon City Hall.
“Tatawagan natin ang market administrator kung merong violation ng social distancing. Kung hindi pa rin kaya, papadalhan natin ng enforcement team,” he said. --KBK, GMA News