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Grossly Overcrowded Blumentritt Market Less Crowded As Stricter Distancing Measure Imposed

BLUMENTRITT MARKET LESS CROWDED – Recently, photos of an overcrowded Blumentritt market went viral on social media causing massive dismay from netizens.

Amid the Philippines’ battle against COVID-19, the number rule imposed by authorities is to practice social distancing. However, this wasn’t the case for this particular market in Manila.

Luckily, after the gross display of a lack of social distancing, stricter measures were immediately imposed. As such, the once crowded market became significantly less populated.

According to an article from GMA, some of the policies imposed were a time schedule for selling of products and banning of selling on the sidewalks. Here are the before and after photos:

Blumentritt Market Less Crowded After Strict Physical Distancing Policy
Image from: MSN
Blumentritt Market Less Crowded After Strict Physical Distancing Policy
Image from: James Agustin | Twitter

Aside from the new policies, the Manila Police Department also became much stricter to individuals who fail to adhere to the rules.

Moreover, because of the incident on Tuesday, the city government made a decision to only open three entry and exit points. As per the article, these were the “Blumentritt corner Rizal Avenue, Leonor Rivera corner Antipolo, and Blumentritt corner Aurora Boulevard.

Furthermore, residents of Manila was only allowed entry to the market from 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Meanwhile, non-Manila residents can enter from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Moreover, wholesale buyers would be allowed to buy their products from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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