“We also win this battle together”
The Riteve company in alliance with the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, Ministry of Health, Fundellantas and Ecoins remind the population that; in addition to the Covid-19, there is another battle to face against the Dengue and “we also win this battle together”.
This initiative is part of an ongoing Tire Collection campaign maintained by these institutions since 2018, but this campaign is even more important at a time when Dengue cases increase and the authorities are fighting against Covid-19 at the same time. For this reason, they have given a campaign with messages in different media and social networks.
“We are clear that while our health, safety and transit authorities are on their way to attend to the Covid-19 emergency, there is another enemy that affects us and which each of us; the citizens, can attack, this is the Dengue. That’s why we urge the population to react by eliminating hatcheries and, as far as possible, correctly disposing disused tires to prevent Dengue cases from continuing increasing,” said Jennifer Hidalgo.
“We work hard to fight COVID-19 but there is another disease that also affects us, that disease is Dengue, especially with the beginning of the rainy season, but together we can fight it as well. If you have tires, put them in a dry place indoors or if you have to go out to RTV stations,” said The Director of Health Surveillance, Doc. Rodrigo Marín.
Messages recommend checking homes and workplaces to remove any hatchery. Specifically on the tires, it is requested to place them dry and indoors and in case you have to leave, take advantage and send them to the collection points located at the Riteve Stations in Guápiles, San Carlos, Heredia, Cañas and Puntarenas. At these points; in addition, the tires can be redeemed for discounts through the Ecoins program.
According to the data from the Ministry of Health, Dengue cases have been increasing in the recent weeks and this situation is exacerbated by the beginning of the rainy season. The recommendation of the health authorities is to remove hatcheries such as tires, containers, buckets and animal watering places;also, apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and use mosquito nets if needed.