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Street Vendors May Go Back to Work Amid Modified Quarantine, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Says

STREET VENDORS – The Malacañang Palace said that the street vendors may go back to their work amid the modified quarantine measures.

On Friday (May 15, 2020), Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that street vendors such as taho and balut vendors may resume work but they need to observe physical distancing.

Roque made the announcement a day before changing the enhanced community quarantine into modified quarantine measures on May 16, 2020 (Saturday). The decision aims to help the poor workers to earn money after few weeks of lockdown.

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“Alam ninyo kasi kung pinapayagan na yung paglabas sa bahay para mag-exercise, tumakbo, magbisikleta, so sa tingin ko po pupuwede na basta huwag lang silang magkumpol-kumpol … iyan po ang iniiwasan natin,” Roque said.

Social distancing, wearing of face masks, and other guidelines will still be implemented after degrading the quarantine orders. The guidelines would help the public to avoid exposure to the coronavirus disease.

COVID-19 could be transmitted through the respiratory droplets, which can be prevented with restriction of mass gathering and social distancing. The DOH recorded 11,876 coronavirus cases, 790 deaths, and 2,337 recoveries as of Thursday (May 14, 2020).

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