Guidelines vs Panic Buying & Hoarding During ECQ Released by Quezon City Government
The Quezon City government has issued guidelines against panic buying and hoarding of goods during the enhanced community quarantine.
On Wednesday (August 4, 2021), Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said that the localo government unit has issued an ordinance imposing limits to prevent public from hoarding goods and panic buying.
Metro Manila would be placed under enhanced community quarantine from August 6 to August 20 to curb the surging cases of COVID-19 Delta variant. The announcement triggered some residents to panic buying.
“We have to impose limits to avoid panic buying and hoarding that may lead to supply problems and could prevent other citizens from purchasing the needs of their families during the ECQ,” Belmonte said.
The Ordinance No. SP-2948 S-2020 or Regulating the Selling of Basic Necessities During Calamities limits residents to purchase up to five cans of sardines per brand and other canned goods will be limited up to 10 cans per brand only.
QC mayor also assured the residents that the city has sufficient supply of foods and delivery operations will continue during the lockdown period. She also ordered business establishment offering essential service or goods should strictly observe the health protocols.
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