DOH Urges Filipino Shoppers Not to Crowd Shopping Malls During Christmas Season

Health Department Advises Filipino Shoppers Not to Crowd Shopping Malls on Upcoming Christmas Season

The Department of Health is urging the Filipino shoppers not to crowd the shopping malls during the Christmas season.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire is asking the Filipino people to consider other options for Christmas shopping to avoid overcrowding in shopping malls. The statement came after the reports of overcrowded shoppers in Divisoria.

Vergeire explained that the COVID-19 infection rapidly spread in crowded areas, which is the main reason why the Philippine government prohibits establishment to accommodate the 100 percent capacity.

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“Bagamat alam natin na sabik na tayo magpunta ng mall, mamili tayo ng mga pampasko natin, alalahanin natin nandyan pa ang virus at ang virus mas naihahawa sa mga tao and among you pag andun kayo sa mga lugar na talagang siksikan,” Vergeire said.

The Health Undersecretary also said that the risk of being infected is very in crowded areas although people are wearing face masks, face shields, and personal protective equipment. She also advised the people of going to crowded areas.

She also asked the Filipinos to observe health protocols including wearing of PPEs, social distancing, and regular washing of hands.

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