Fogging Programme In Four Parishes Next Week

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The Ministry of Health’s campaign to rid this island of the aedes aegypti mosquito will move to four parishes next week.

On Monday, November 21, the team from the Vector Control unit will fog areas in Christ Church, namely Maxwell Hill, Maxwell Main Road, Moravian Gap, Maxwell Gardens, Laynes Road, Hilton Road, Top Rock, Graeme Hall Terrace, Fairholme Gardens, Welches, Cane Vale and surrounding districts.

The next day, Tuesday, November 22, other locations in that parish will be fogged including Oistins, Scarborough, Thornbury Hill, Church Hill, Church Hill Development, Windy Ridge, Durants, Lodge Road, Gall Hill and the environs.

Areas in St. George will be visited on Wednesday, November 23. ??They are St. Augustine, Market Hill, Bridge Cot, Groves Development, Old Post Office Road, St. Helens, Moonshine, Belair, Belair #1 and #2 and surrounding areas.

It will be the turn of St. Michael, on Thursday, November 24, when the team fogs Bank Hall Main Road, Bank Hall + Road, Waterford Landing Scheme, Station Hill and avenues, Snagg Land, Clement Land, Maynard Layne, Walcott Road, and Clarkes Road: Fogging will also occur at Mansion Road, Windsor Road, Barracks Road, Sealy Land, Nurse Land, Gilkes Road, Powder Road, Buckingham Road, King Edward Road, Queen Mary Road, King George Road, Queen Victoria Road and nearby districts.

On Friday, November 25, the St. James districts of West Terrace 1st – 16th Avenues, West Terrace Road, Husbands Heights, Husbands Gardens, Croton Drive, Husbands Development, Wanstead Heights, Wanstead Avenues 1, 3,5,7,9, and Oxnards will be sprayed.

The fogging exercise runs from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. daily, and householders are asked to assist by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate.

Persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog, while pedestrians and motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street.

Parents are also advised to prohibit their children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.

cathy.lashley@barbados.gov.bb

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