The Chaguanas Borough Corporation has closed recreation grounds under its control as part of several measures to control the spread of the Covid-19 Virus.

The announcement was made by Chaguanas mayor Vandana Mohit during a news briefing at the corporation’s administrative complex at Cumberbatch Street on Wednesday.

Mohit said, “With immediate effect our Municipal Police of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation will increase and strengthen their support with the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service Central Division by assisting in the maintenance of law and order through policing duties within the Borough of Chaguanas. Special attention will be placed on the monitoring and operations of the Chaguanas Market, restricting gatherings of persons numbering 25 and more, and monitoring of medical institutions and food supply outlets within the Borough of Chaguanas.

She said COVID-19 has been forcing the corporation to streamline and implement changes.

Mohit said permission has been granted to administration, the Municipal Police and the deputy mayor to enter the Chaguanas Market to relocate vendors, who are on the isles, entrances and exits, to vacant stalls to prevent congestion.

“Vendors who are on the isle and have assigned stalls, we are requesting you to conduct sales from your stalls. The CBC market’s operational hours are now between 6 am to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays, and 6 am to 2 pm on weekends and on public holidays.

She said this is to allow shoppers a wider time span for shopping, preventing crowded conditions

As a support mechanism, the corporation will undertake to sanitise the market space at least three times per day.

She said the use of all recreational facilities within the Borough of Chaguanas and the auditorium of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation will cease with immediate effect, until further notices.