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Country Not Yet Ready for Christmas Gatherings Says IATF Official

Just a month and a half before December yet a top official of the Inter-Agency Task Force believes that the country is not yet ready for Christmas parties and gatherings as COVID-19 continues to threaten the country.

“‘Di pa tayo ready na mag-celebrate ng mga Christmas party, siguradong baka babalik tayo sa spike”, says Eduardo Año, Vice Chairman of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, in an interview with CNN Philippines’ The Source. Read more: PH not yet ready for Christmas parties amid pandemic, but mall-wide sales now allowed — IATF exec, an article by CNN Philippines.

Año reveals that IATF members, along with Metro Manila mayors, are discussing measures for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Año reveals that the task force will allow mall-wide sales, however, compliance to health and safety protocols should be enforced.

“Now the mall-wide sales, pinayagan na ng IATF na dati kasi bawal yung mall-wide sales. Nakita naman natin when you go to the mall, nagpa-practice ng social distancing,”Año adds.

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