PASIG CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Pasig Bureau) – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Covid-19 has shown it means serious business when promulgating minimim standard protocols for citizens and businesses to follow in the effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Among the protocols IATF has asked citizens to be always mindful of are the wearing of face masks, physicial distancing, and washing of hands. It has also advised Filipinos to “stay at home” except for undertaking essentials like buying food and medicine, or unless authorized to be out and about.
Today, IATF ordered the total lockdown of CW Home Depot in Ortigas, Pasig City after police discovered the home furnishings warehouse almost filled to capacity. There was absolutely no more room for physical distancing and many customers weren’t even wearing masks.
The Adobo Chronicles interviewed several of the customers as they were being escorted out of the warehouse store. They couldn’t understand why the Home Depot was cited and closed for violating the health protocols when IATF specifically asked people to stay at home.
The Philippine National Police is also investigating possible similar violations at other CW Home branches across Metro Manila.
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