In Baguio City, Pets Must Observe Minimum Health Protocols

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – As part of Baguio City’s no-nonsense efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the City Council has proposed strict health protocols for pets entering establishments like malls, groceries and restaurants.

A proposed new ordinance was passed on first reading by the city council, mandating pets to wear PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) when brought inside public venues. Diapers will become mandatory under this proposal.

Meanwhile, a city councilor who remains unnamed for now is planning to propose amendments to the ordinance requiring pets to wear face masks and face shields, in addition to being temperature screened. They must also maintain a one meter distance from their owners.

The councilor told The Adobo Chronicles that since most pet owners consider their animals as their children, there is no reason for their pets to be exempted from minimum health protocols.

All for one, one for all.

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