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Taguig rejects reopening of cinemas

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The Taguig City government will not reopen cinemas, arcades, libraries, museums, and certain tourist attractions contrary to the recommendation by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

Under Resolution No. 99 dated Feb. 11, the IATF-EID said, “Subject to the issuance of implementing guidelines providing for their operational capacity, and oversight of the appropriate regulatory agency and the local government units where they may be located,” businesses and industries that will be reopened are:

  1. Driving Schools
  2. Traditional Cinemas, and Video- and Interactive- Game Arcades
  3. Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Cultural Centers
  4. Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE)
  5. Limited Social Events at accredited establishments of the Department of Tourism
  6. Limited Tourist Attractions (e.g. parks, theme parks, natural sites, and historical landmarks)

“The reopening and expansion of the above-listed businesses/industries shall comply with the criteria developed by the Department of Health with the strict observance of minimum public health standards, as may be appropriate,” the IATF-EID added.

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In a bulletin, the Taguig Safe City Task Force clarified that these businesses and industries will not resume operations in Taguig.

“We seek to clarify to all Taguigeños and its stakeholders that all the above enumerated businesses and industries found in Paragraph B of IATF-EID Resolution No. 99 shall not be allowed to resume operations until further notice,” it said.

It added, “The following guidelines are subject to change, and shall remain in force and effect until duly revoked, repealed or amended in an official issuance of the Taguig Safe City Task Force, the IATF-EID, or any relevant national government agency or office.”


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