Marikina City's shoe industry has started to use the digital platform to sell their products amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said on Monday.
At a Palace briefing, Teodoro bared that 80% of the city's shoe industry has ceased business operations due to the health crisis.
"Natigil ang pagpapagawa ng marami. Halos 80% ay natigil, 'yung 20% kaya di siya natigil kasi ang kaniyang platform na ginagamit sa marketing at pagtitinda ay 'yung digital o virtual," Teodoro said.
"Kaya nga nagshi-shift kami ng platform eh sa pagmamarket at pagtitinda on a digital platform," he added.
To curb the transmission of COVID-19 disease among workplaces, Teodoro said workers are being subjected to enhanced targeted testing and surveillance testing.
Teodoro also said Marikina City has intensified its contact tracing efforts to fight the pandemic. So far, the city has a total of ten contact tracing teams.
"Ang kaibahan namin sa LGU, mayroon kaming testing capacity kaya nalalaman namin agad doon sa natetrace namin kung sino 'yung positive o negative at kung positive naman, naiisolate naman at nabibigay 'yung supportive medical treatment na kailangan...." he said. — RSJ, GMA News