High compliance with health protocols seen in food establishments — DTI

Published June 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Noreen Jazul

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Tuesday there was high compliance with the health protocols by restaurants and food establishments which resumed dine-in operations on June 1.

A staff member of a restaurant walks past mannequins wearing face masks and face shields displayed inside a restaurant, to simulate seating arrangements when restaurants will once again be allowed to cater to dine-in customers, in a mall in Manila on June 2, 2020, a day after the government eased up quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the country's capital.  (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
A staff member of a restaurant walks past mannequins wearing face masks and face shields displayed inside a restaurant, to simulate seating arrangements when restaurants will once again be allowed to cater to dine-in customers, in a mall in Manila on June 2, 2020, a day after the government eased up quarantine measures aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in the country’s capital. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said during day one of the GCQ, 95 percent of the food establishments followed the 30 percent operating capacity, 97 percent had alcohol and sanitizers, 98 percent checked the temperatures of its personnel and customers, 92 percent observed social distancing, and 98 percent imposed a “no face mask, no entry” policy.

When asked about small cafeterias and carinderias, Lopez said they may operate as long as they observe the “basic protocols” such as social distancing, wearing of face masks, and putting covers on food.

“Ang bottomline dito, ang principle na di magkakaroon ng hawaan o transmission (The bottomline here, the principle is to avoid the transmission of the virus),” Lopez told DZMM radio on Monday.

Lopez warned that non-compliant restaurants will be closed down until they meet the health standards imposed by the DTI.

 
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