29 Arrested in a Resto-bar in Quezon City for Violating IATF Guidelines
At least 29 individuals where arrested after Philippine National Police (PNP) raid the resto-bar in Quezon City for violation IATF guidelines.
PNP and QC Task Force Disiplina raid the Karosa Resto-Bar in Novaliches, Quezon City, which lead to the arrest of 29 people for violating the community quarantine guidelines. The said area is under general community quarantine (GCQ).
Among 29 are 19 customers including two minors aged 17 and 19. 10 employees of the resto-bar are also arrested, based on the report of GMA News.
Authorities conducted surveillance on the said resto-bar. According to the report, the arrest prompted after the authorities confirm that Karosa Resto-Bar allegedly holds a birthday videoke party with people drinking alcohol, Friday night.
Task Force Disiplina operatives and the Philippine National Police then conducted the arrest. Those arrested said they were not aware that the resto-bar is not allowed to operate.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez previously said that bars are still not allowed to operate in areas under GCQ. “Bars are not allowed under GCQ. But, its restaurant dining function (can open) up to 9 p.m.,” Lopez said.
In cities remained under GCQ due to pandemic, restaurants are allowed to operate again but in a limited capacity only while bars are still not allowed, based on the guidelines given by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.