As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the presence of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito, the Ministry of Health, through the Vector Control Unit, will continue its fogging of a number of districts across the island next week.
On Monday, March 12, the team will visit Christ Church, where Goodland Road, Sayes Court Housing Area, Sayes Court, Upper Bournes Land, St. Christopher, Silver Sands, Lands Down, Goodland Gardens, Upper Carters Gap, Lower Bournes Land, Collins Road and the environs will be fogged.
The next day, Tuesday, March 13, fogging will continue in Christ Church, this time, in Maxwell Coast Road, Deal Gardens, Dover, Dover Gardens, Top Rock, Bath Village, St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Gap, Worthing Main Road, Hastings Main Road, Welches Road and their environs.
Efforts to eliminate the mosquito continue on Wednesday, March 14, in St. Michael. The targeted areas will be Grazettes, Grazettes Housing Area, Grazettes Landing Scheme, Long Gap, Piedmont Park, Spooners Hill, Thompson Gap, Whitehall Main Road, Bridge Gap, St. Stephens Hill, Cave Hill Housing Area, Phillips Land, Grazettes New Road and surrounding districts.
The team will stay in St. Michael on Thursday, March 15, going into areas such as Green Hill, North and South Friendship Drive, Mahaica Gap, North Lowland Drive with all avenues, Lewis Gap, Storey Gap, Lodge Terrace and adjacent districts.
The week’s fogging exercise climaxes in St. Michael on Friday, March 16, in Whitehall Main Road, Whitehall Tenantry Road, Whitehall Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Eden Lodge, Eden Lodge Landing Scheme, Eden Lodge Housing Area, Cave Hill and the environs.
Fogging will begin at 4:30 and end at 7:30 p.m. each day, and householders are asked to assist in the elimination of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito 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 must proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street.
Parents are advised to prohibit their children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.