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Quezon City public markets to install CCTV cameras for social distancing 

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Quezon City will install nine high-precision closed-circuit television cameras in public markets to closely monitor social distancing and to ensure safety of customers.

“The CCTV cameras would serve as extra set of eyes for our authorities on the ground as they strictly implement social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” said Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Belmonte said the CCTVs will be put up in Commonwealth Ave fronting Commonwealth Market (southbound), Commonwealth Ave corner IBP road and Litex, Quirino Highway corner Gen Luis St. and Susano Road, and Quirino Highway corner Ramirez St., Novaliches.


Cameras will also be placed in Quirino Highway corner Don Julio Gregorio St in Brgy. Bagbag, Samson Road-Balintawak, EDSA-Balintawak, EDSA corner Ermin Garcia St, Cubao, and Tandang Sora corner Visayas Ave.

“It is important that we ensure that social distancing is properly implemented as we enter the crucial part of the enhanced community quarantine,” Belmonte stressed.

According to Assistant City Administrator for Operations Alberto Kimpo, the high precision CCTV cameras will be integrated into the QC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) command center.

Once running, Kimpo said they have the capacity to monitor three neighboring markets simultaneously.

The CCTVs will monitor Commonwealth Market, Datu Tahil Market, Gatmaitan Market, and Litex Market; in the Novaliches area these shall cover the following markets: Susano Market, Nova Plaza Market, Novaliches Market, Susano Arcade, Francisco Talipapa, and Bagbag Market.

Also covered by CCTVs are the Balintawak area: Cloverleaf Market, Riverview 1, Riverview 2, Pilson, MC Market, and North Diversion Market; Cubao area: Q-Mart market; and Tandang Sora area: Tandang Sora Bayan Palengke, Visayas Market, and Tandang Sora Livelihood Coop.

The wireless CCTV cameras are capable of 360-degree view, zoom-in and out and can be viewed by authorized personnel through mobile phone.

“These cameras will provide real-time situation in our public markets. Our monitoring center will alert authorities on the ground if social distancing is not strictly followed,” said Kimpo.

The cameras also give another layer of protection for shoppers against unscrupulous individuals who might take advantage of the situation, he added.

In a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Belmonte recently ordered the strict implementation of precautionary measures in all public and privately-run markets.

The lady Mayor said markets owners are responsible in maintaining social distancing by controlling the volume of customers at a given time.

Markets are also ordered to put up single entry and exit points to control the flow of customers. Clean water, sinks and alcohol must be available in these points all the time for handwashing purposes.

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