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Customers with ‘no face mask' can enter stores

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The Interagency Task Force  on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) said customers who do not wear face masks should still be allowed to enter stores.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who also serves as the IATF spokesma, said the “no mask, no entry” policy imposed by some supermarkets, pharmacies, and restaurants is not among the guidelines under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.

Nograles said these stores should continue to allow customers inside for as long as they observed the one-meter social distancing.

We don’t have any rule from the Inter-Agency Task Force that requires people to wear masks before entering supermarkets),” he was quoted as saying in a Laging Handa public briefing.

Nograles said establishments should also limit the number of people allowed inside and regularly conduct disinfection.

Netizens earlier slammed the "no mask, no entry" policy amid the limited supply of surgical face masks in the country.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there is a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). She said the department is currently relying on donations from other countries which are distributed to health workers and other frontline workers in curbing Covid-19.

Even if we want to purchase more masks, there are no more sellers that’s why we’re relying on donations,” she said.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez earlier assured that the supply of face masks will soon be replenished after a Bataan-based manufacturer agreed to supply 5 million face masks from March until April.

The manufacturer was able to produce 200,0000 face masks per day amid the huge demand.

“We will have another request to increase the preposition and the allotment for the Philippines since we recognize that even these numbers are not enough to provide for all Filipinos,” Lopez said.

 


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