Yesterday, the coordination of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Istria, the mayor of Istria, was held, regarding the issue of caring for people suffering from COVID-19 during the 2020 tourist season. 3.) There is dissatisfaction with the work of inspection services regarding the control of the implementation of measures, which are in themselves quite liberal. The state will be asked to provide the best possible inspections, especially in those facilities that do not follow the recommendations. 1.) All cities and municipalities, together with their civil protection headquarters, will locate, ie determine possible capacities, which will serve for quarantine and self-isolation of possible suspicious tourists, while all patients will go to the hospital. This applies especially to those facilities that cannot plan their capacities, while all large tourist houses have planned 10% of their capacity for possible cases of infection. The Mayor of Pula, Boris Miletić, on the other hand, believes that excellence in dealing with the corona crisis, along with the expertise of the Civil Protection Headquarters, is also evident in the Istrian community, which was confirmed by yesterday’s session. “Together, we want to preserve the health of our people, but we want to enable citizens and the economy, including tourism, to function. However, on the other hand, we see that the release of measures has increased the risk of infection, which was confirmed yesterday with two new infected. Therefore, it is necessary to emphasize the importance of respecting all epidemiological measures, in terms of keeping distance, personal hygiene, as well as adherence to measures at public gathering places. We want to get the most out of this season, but above all to preserve people’s health”, Said the mayor of Pula, adding that he expects the entry into force of the state protocol on the treatment of tourists. The main topic was the measures to be taken to take care of possible cases of tourists positive for COVID-19 during the tourist season. Currently one of the main topics that needs to be defined as soon as possible and more clearly. From Tuesday, they will have fully ready and equipped facilities in Istria 2.) The city headquarters together with the tourist houses will check the condition of the health organization in the tourist houses, ie they will check whether the health system has been established or something still needs to be done together with the Istrian health centers. The IDZ proposed that an effective health care system for tourists be established as soon as possible so that they do not make an uncontrolled break into the public health care system. Mayor Kozlevac also referred to the latter, saying the following: “We have been waiting for three weeks for a protocol from the National Civil Protection Headquarters and the state on how to treat possible sick tourists, of which there are already over 40 in Istria today. We simply cannot wait any longer and from Tuesday we will have fully ready and equipped facilities. Given the situation and the excellent functioning of the civil protection system in the Istrian County, our goal is to achieve the achieved results and to take everything necessary in the coming period to keep the situation favorable, to the satisfaction of our citizens and tourists , who are coming to Istria in increasing numbers “, said Kozlevac. / / / WHO WILL COVER THE COST OF ACCOMMODATION OF GUESTS IN CASE OF SELF-INSULATION? “We felt the need to analyze the situation together with the responsible persons at the level of cities, municipalities and local headquarters in order to be, as before, ready to react promptly in the event of an infection among our guests. “, pointed out the Istrian prefect Fabrizio Radin. While waiting for the decision of the National Civil Protection Headquarters and the MINT, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County could no longer wait and made the decision on the protocol that some of the guests have symptoms or coronavirus. Thus, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County made the following conclusions which were adopted at the coordination: 4.) Depending on the assessment, SCZ next week will adopt certain measures that will be mandatory in terms of respecting physical distance, the need to wear a mask, personal hygiene and space hygiene.
Tampering of expiration datesA supermarket owner who was recently discovered to be tampering with expiration dates on products, and even repackaging foods in unsanitary conditions, is expected to make a court appearance soon.Head of the GA-FDD, Marlan ColeThis is according to Head of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD), Marlan Cole, on Monday during an interview with this publication.Cole said the GA-FDD has concluded its investigations, and the matter is now being treated as a criminal one.The owner of the embattled supermarket was busted on October 5, 2018 during an inspection exercise conducted on the East Coast of Demerara.According to the GA-FDD, the proprietor of the supermarket, which was only recently established, was discovered to be repackaging foods under unsanitary conditions, selling expired foods, and also tampering with expiration dates. This businessperson was found extending the date mark on condensed milk products.The GA-FDD disclosed that fifty-one 395g tins of condensed milk which had the date marks tampered with were seized and removed from the premises. Those tins just had the manufactured date and the expiry date, whereas those products that were not tampered with carry a barcode along with the manufacture and expiry dates.Criminal proceedings have been instituted against the proprietor in question in the East Demerara Magisterial District in accordance with the laws of Guyana – Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03, Section 35.Part II (5) of this law states: “Any person who sells an article of food that is unfit for human consumption; or was manufactured, prepared, packaged or stored under the unsanitary condition, is guilty of an offence.”Part II (6), Food and Drug Act, Cap 34:03 of 1971 went on to outline that: “Any person who labels, packages, treats, processes, sells or advertises any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive, or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quality, composition, merit or safety, is guilty of an offence.”“Consumers are again asked to ensure that all items of food have a label that is English translated, and to ensure the dates are closely examined and (found to be) not altered or tampered with,” the Department warned.The GA-FDD is calling on consumers to pay closer attention to the expiry dates on products being sold, particularly in supermarkets along the East Coast, East Bank, and West Coast of Demerara, as a result of the recent discovery.