EOC urges people in shoe store sale to undergo self-quarantine
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the people who attended the opening day of a shoe store in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, to undergo self-quarantine.
The EOC said that this would be a preventive measure for the possible spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among the estimated 1,000 individuals who attended the opening of the store.
The individuals, who were there should monitor their temperatures, any symptoms of cough, colds, and scratchy throat. If they have these symptoms, they are encouraged to go to their barangays and cluster clinics for a check-up and swabbing.
The individuals are highly encouraged to stay indoors and in an isolated room for the duration of the quarantine period.
“That’s the safest way to do preventive measures,” said Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementor of the EOC.
It can be remembered that at least a thousand individuals flocked to the opening of a shoe store in Barangay Lahug in Cebu City, leading to a mass gathering that was now being investigated by the authorities.
The police said they would be filing charges against the shoe store, while the Business Processing and Licensing Office (BPLO) ordered the closure of the store and asked for an explanation from them on or before November 16, 2020.
Mayor Edgardo Labella has also ordered the investigation of the Lahug barangay officials for allowing the shoe store to hold a sale of such scale leading to multiple violations.
The EOC is also currently investigating the violations of health protocols by the establishment for gathering a crowd beyond its recommended capacity./dbs
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