Metro Manila Police Chief Says Minors in GCQ Areas Still Banned in Malls

Minors in GCQ Areas Still Banned in Malls, Metro Manila Police Chief Says

The Metro Manila police chief said that minors under general community quarantine areas are still banned in malls.

On Tuesday (December 1, 2020), the police chief of Metro Manila announced that minors are still prohibited to enter malls in GCQ areas.  The statement is quite contrary to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año’s statement.

Police Brig. Vicente Danao said that authorized persons outside homes (APOR) or workers assigned on essential line of jobs are allowed to enter shopping centers. However, the still would have a meeting regarding the matter.

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“‘Di pa po allowed ‘yan sa GCQ. We’ll be having a meeting with mall managers na hindi pa rin po ia-allow ‘yung pagpapasok ng non-APOR kasi well be expecting an influx ng mga tao d’yan sa mga malls and other places of convergence,” Danao said.

Danao explained that the measures aims to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease. Former government’s pandemic task force adviser Dr. Tony Leachon said that kids could become super spreaders.

The police chief said that they would increase the police visibility in the area to enforce the health protocols in the area. The cops would also strictly impose the physical distancing measure in Divisoria this holiday season.

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“Mas lalo po nating iimplement ang ating protocols sa COVID, ang paggamit ng face mask and face shield. The threat of COVID is still there until such time we’ll be having mass vaccination,” Danao added.

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