A less crowded Blumentritt Market was seen Wednesday as the city government of Manila implemented a stricter social distancing policy a day after market-goers flocked the area.
LOOK: Mas maluwag na ang Blumentritt Street sa Blumentritt Market sa Maynila. Bukod sa may oras na ng pamimili, ipinagbabawal na muna ang mga nagbebenta sa bangketa. @gmanews pic.twitter.com/ufQLpcHzZf— James Agustin (@_jamesJA) April 14, 2020
GMA News reporter James Agustin said Manila Police District Station 3 commander Lt. Col. Reynaldo Magdaluyo ordered market-goers to follow the policy.
The queue of people entering the market has reached Rizal Avenue and Laguna street. Market-goers started lining up as early as 4 a.m.
Because of the Tuesday incident, the city government decided to open only three entry and exit points in the area. These were the Blumentritt corner Rizal Avenue, Leonor Rivera corner Antipolo, and Blumentritt corner Aurora Boulevard.
Manila residents were also allowed to enter Blumentritt Market on from 5 am to 12 pm while non-Manila residents can go from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wholesale buyers were also allowed in the Blumentritt area from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.—AOL, GMA News