Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit assists homeless persons in Chaguanas on Tuesday. (Image: Office of the Mayor of Chaguanas)

The Chaguanas Borough Corporation (CBC) has begun the process of sanitising the homes of persons who are believed to be COVID-19 infected. 

Mayor Vandana Mohit told Guardian Media that the CBC has partnered with Sanitec, a sanitization company, on the initiative.

The Mayor said she advised affected families as such to contact their Councillors for guidance as to having their premises sanitized. Mayor Mohit said the streets and the market would be sanitized daily as part of the CBC’s efforts to keep the COVID-19 virus at bay.

The Chaguanas Mayor also told us that said homeless persons and street dwellers in Central are getting constant support. She said several private individuals, householders and business organisations have joined with the CBC to assist the poorest of the poor in the community.

According to the mayor, the number of street dwellers in Chaguanas is low when compared with other urban communities. She said she plans on having talks with the Ministry of Social Development to secure housing accommodation for street dwellers.

Mayor Mohit said she was heartbroken to see mothers begging with children outside businesses and has taken steps for these people to get food, clothing and other necessities.

The Chaguanas Mayor also made a special appeal to the public to assist single mothers in what way they could.