Metro Manila mayors continue to keep remain-at-dwelling coverage for minors

PHILIPPINE STAR/MICHAEL VARCAS

MAYORS in the cash region have made a decision to sustain the remain-at-home policy for minors, or individuals up to 17 years previous.

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)General Supervisor Jose Arturo S. Garcia, Jr., in a digital briefing on Thursday, reported the 17 mayors unanimously agreed to preserve the ban on minors in commercial establishments these kinds of as buying malls and other outside parts.

The determination is dependent on the suggestion of Philippine Pediatrics Society and Pediatric Infectious Condition Modern society of the Philippines.

“Because of possessing high immune procedure, pediatrics professionals said that minors who are contaminated of COVID-19 (coronavirus condition 2019) are usually asymptomatic carriers of the virus. They could be transmitting the virus unknowingly, especially to those susceptible,” Mr. Garcia said.

He clarified, nevertheless, that critical journey such as health care and dental check out-ups, and acquiring food and drugs are authorized for all ages in all spots — with the observance of wellbeing protocols this kind of as donning of face mask and face shield. — Gillian M. Cortez

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