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DEHS Disinfects Streets to Fight COVID-19

Tyler Symonette, Journal Staff Writer

A disinfecting exercise has been implemented by the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Melony Mckenzie, director of DEHS, said the cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces such as roads and sidewalks, followed by the use of a disinfectant is one of the best practices in the fight against COVID-19.

The disinfectant will be sprayed from hypo-machines and according to Ms. Mckenzie, is not harmful to pedestrians or motorists.

This exercise will be carried out between the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. until March 31.  However, if there’s still need for the exercise to continue after this date, the DEHS is fully prepared to do so.

Specific areas being targeted are downtown Bay Street, Potter’s Cay Dock, Montagu Beach and fishing ramp, Shirley Street and East Street, the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay, Saunders Beach, Nassau Street, Poinciana Drive and East Street.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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