Metro Manila Mayors To Vote On Whether Or Not Minors Are Allowed In Malls
MINORS ALLOWED IN MALLS? – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, several quarantine restrictions were imposed especially in areas such as Metro Manila.
However, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines go on a steady decline, these restrictions have began to lower. Still, there is still debate on whether or not minors can visit malls.
To address this issue, mayors from cities in the Metro had a talk with medical experts to discuss the issue. Following this, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said the mayors would vote on the matter soon.
According to an article from Inquirer, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said:
Magkakaroon kami (Metro Manila Council) ng emergency meeting ulit. Kasi based on facts, ipe-present ko naman ‘yan [experts’ opinion on minors visiting malls] sa Metro Manila Council. Still, mayors will decide and vote on that and whatever decision they have, we are going to recommend it noh
However, when it comes to the decision making, Garcia emphasized that the experts merely gave the pros and cons of allowing minors in malls. As such, it would be the Mayors who’d have the final say in the decision.
Meanwhile, the Mayors said they won’t have a decision until they hear the opinion of the Pediatric Society of the Philippines. But, for the meantime, those allowed inside malls would still be residents aged 18 to 65-years-old. Additionally, those who go out can only to runs for essential needs.
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