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Businesses Violating GCQ May Face Heavy Penalty

Establishments not allowed to operate during the General Community Quarantine, as included in Executive Order No. 75, may face a heavy penalty if they continue to conduct their operations. Permits will be revoked and even if the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases would allow such businesses to operate, the city government will not approve according to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“As much as we would want to go back to normal let us be reminded to follow the guidelines that our national government through IATF has established to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Once again, I would like to remind everyone that those businesses who will violate the GCQ guidelines may not operate anymore. Everyone wants to go back to normal I would want that too. But we cannot afford a second wave. I cannot assure everyone that the city government’s response will be the same as the first wave. A little sacrifice and cooperation is what we need right now. If you will not cooperate the virus will spread, and we will be back to ECQ and we would not want that to happen,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.

It can be recalled that the following establishments are not allowed to operate under the General Community Quarantine: spas, massage centers, facial centers, and the like; gyms, fitness studios, and other sports facilities; libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities; travel agencies and tour operators; resorts, parks, beaches, and other leisure/tourism businesses; amusement centers including movie houses, computer and online gaming shops, all-night clubs, pubs, massage parlors, casinos, cockpits, and the like.

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