THE CHAGUANAS MAYOR is hoping that, when the market re-opens on Tuesday, that there would be no serious losses to vendors, who had to abandon their produce at the Chaguanas Market after a vendor tested positive for covid19.
Mayor, Faaiq Mohammed told Newsday the County Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) had advised him that the sanitation of the market was complete and it would be ready for re-opening on Tuesday.
Mohammed said the vendors would then know how much losses, if any, they incurred during the lock down of the market.
“Unfortunately that had to happen. Vendors are quite aware that even though they are not supposed to leave produce in the market which is one of the by-laws, but unfortunately it did happen. However the market will be opened from (Tuesday) and we are hoping that there are no losses of produce.”
Mohammed said if there was any losses the vendors would only know when the market reopens on Tuesday.
On Saturday night in a release published on Facebook Mohammed announced that the market would be closed because a vendor tested positive for covid19 earlier that day.
Vendors who had their goods in the market appealed to security officers at the market to retrieve their goods but they were not allowed in for their safety.
In the meantime Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat prepared the Woodford Lodge for the vendors to use. Vendors however complained about security risks and said the area had been abandoned and was frequented by drug addicts.