Maracena City Council will distribute nearly 40,000 masks to citizens this week. This is in order to allow them to begin the de-escalation process announced by government and begun a few days back with the highest safety. Noel Lopez, Maracena's mayor, stated that "the city council made a tremendous effort because the market is very difficult right now and orders for medical supplies have been very complicated." The Maracen town council obtained the 40,000 masks which will begin distribution this Thursday. It is also expected that they will complete the distribution this week.
Maracena's total population is approximately 25,000. However, there will be many more as these will be distributed in a bag with four units per address and each individual unit. It is estimated that Maracena has about 8,500 residents. To avoid picaresque or someone running out, the distribution system will go door-to-door. It will leave the material on the doorknobs and not move to the next one until it is collected.
Lopez wanted to emphasize the civic and responsible behaviour that Maracena citizens displayed during the pandemic. Lopez asked them to record a video to show their appreciation. She also wanted to emphasize that health is the most important thing before these new circumstances. This has also highlighted that this is not the only de-escalation measure. The distribution of materials among neighbors and other actions to help those most in need will continue. These will be announced in coming days.
Municipal workers have visited many neighborhoods in Villasol, San Nicolas and Rios Pajaros since the distribution of the 40,000 masks was initiated. The distribution will take place in Barrio del Centro on Friday. The distribution of the remaining houses in the municipality will occur within the next few days.