MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Health Secretary Francisco Duque to strictly implement the physical distancing rule mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infection Diseases (IATF) as a way to prevent to further spread of Covid-19.

Duque has been making the rounds of public markets, groceries and other venues, complete with his measuring tape, making sure that the one-meter physical distancing rule is followed by all.

Now, with what appears to be a new surge of new Covid-19 cases, especially in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, the Department of Health has recommended for IATF’s approval a new, additional physical distancing rule.

The new mandate will require all Filipino citizens waiting in line for their takeout orders to keep at least one meter distance between their legs. Fast food restaurants and similar venues are required to set up markers to guide customers so they could properly and accurately spread their legs.

This is a developing story.

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