Malacañang on Monday reminded the public that minors were still prohibited from visiting the “dolomite beach” at Manila Bay, which has been drawing crowds amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The crowds were especially larger since Metro Manila was placed under Alert Level 3 on Oct. 16, raising concerns about the spread of Covid-19.
“Nananawagan po kami sa ating mga kababayan, pandemya pa po. Bagama’t bumababa po ang mga kaso natin eh nandiyan pa po si Covid-19, so huwag po tayong magpabaya,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a virtual presser.
He said minors were only allowed to go outside to avail essential services.
“Ang mga bata, talagang for essentials lang po dapat lumalabas ng kanilang mga tahanan. So hindi pa po pupuwede talagang magpasyal-pasyal ang mga bata,” he said.
The spokesman also called on the Manila police to enforce anti-Covid-19 protocols such as physical distancing.
“Talaga naman po ang dolomite [beach] e for the enjoyment of everyone, pero huwag naman hong maging dahilan ‘yan para magkaroon tayo ng superspreader event,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro