The Cities 4 Global Health website is an initiative led by Cities for Global Health and co-led by Metropolis and the Euro-Latin-American Alliance of Cooperation among Cities, AL-LAs. This is part of the Live Learning Experience: beyond the immediate response to the outbreak, developed by UCLG and supported by UN-Habitat and Metropolis.

Some of MedCities members, as Tetouan, have uploaded its plans. This is the sum up in English from the arabic attached document.

 

The global crisis generated by the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities of all shapes to give immediate answers to an emergency that is seriously threatening not only citizens’ health, but the social cohesion, the economy and the infrastructures of our territories. 

Tetouan is giving some information about the precautions taken for the COVID19 health crisis. Basically, the city has been working through the sterilization and disinfection campaign that targeted: Mosques, public administrations, public spaces, Taxis and urban public transport, Markets

Public transport: 

Limitation to the number of passengers in public transport and intensify awareness to the workers and to passengers through posters inside buses

Solid wastes:

Intensify the collect of solid wastes and sterilization of containers and streets sweeping and washing of collecting vehicles and give special attention to Alleys

Taking of necessary precautions to safeguard the laborers and providing them with safety and necessary tools

Sectors of water and electricity and sanitary service:

Correspondence with the delegated company to take necessary precautions in the reservoirs, purification centers, and administrative buildings and towards the employees and clients and realize awareness campaigns about protective actions and elaborate an emergency plan.

Declaration of State of emergency 20/3/2020

· Increase the budget of sterilizing and disinfection materials

· Disinfection of municipal vehicles and building and meat vehicles

· Require social distancing between staff and citizens

· Equip all departments with tools such as towels and gloves and sterilizer

· stay in offices

· Allow staff to take annual leaves specially aged people and force staff being abroad to stay home for 14 days

· Adopt rotation in working schedule

· Limit dealing with paper documents and restrict to electronic

· Sterilizing and disinfection of taxis and public transport vehicles

· sterilizing of streets and public spaces and alleys of the old city

· Sterilizing and disinfection of touristic, cultural, religious, economical institutions

· Sterilizing and disinfection of retirement houses and hospitals

Solid wastes

· Intensify the collect of solid wastes and sterilization of containers and streets sweeping and washing of collecting vehicles and give special attentions to Alleys

· Taking of necessary precautions to safeguard the laborers and providing them with safety and necessary tools

Awareness

· All committees communicate by WhatsApp

· Form committees to realize awareness campaigns about protective actions mainly in public spaces and public transport stations.

· Realize Videos of the needed Precautions

· Meetings with Press

Food security

· control quality of product

· control pieces and publish prices on the website

· Realize a Video to show that alimentary products are available and no shortage

· Data of trucks coming to the public markets and quantities delivered

 

Read here the official documents in arabic:

Tetouan 1

Tetouan 2

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