Parañaque city hall, court to handle only limited transactions on Monday

Published March 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jean Fernando

The Parañaque City government announced that the city hall and the court only have limited transactions on Monday.

In an interview with City Administrator lawyer Ding Soriano, he said the offices of the city government will be handled by a skeletal force.

On the closure of some night spots and bar-and-grills located in the city last Friday night, the recommendation was made by the police to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID19).

Soriano said after the recommendation was made by the police, Mayor Edwin Olivarez immediately came out with an order to close all the night spots and bar-and-grills in the city.

Soriano said the police conducted a visit to the night spots and bars last Friday and found that those establishments were not following the protocols to prevent virus spread, such as having on the premises thermal scanners, alcohol, and hand sanitizers.

The city administrator also admitted that they have a number of persons under investigation (PUI) in some hospitals in the city, but could not give the number or any other details.

Soriano added that with the recommendation from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the temporary closure of malls and other establishments with public gatherings, the Task Force against COVID19 will convene on Monday to set guidelines.

He also added that the city government will heed the recommendation of the MMDA for the temporary closure of malls and other establishments, but that some studies have to be made.

“For the recommendation of the MMDA to implement curfew, we still have to set some guidelines,” Soriano said.