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Taguig mayor appeals to IATF to restrict household gatherings

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano on Tuesday appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to look into household gatherings in making policies amid the pandemic.

Interviewed on Super Radyo dzBB, Cayetano pointed out that household gathering is more of a concern for him than the restriction on children to go outdoors.

“I am appealing to the IATF to look closely na ‘yung mga kababayan natin (for our countrymen) to really avoid in the next weeks ‘yung household gathering,” he said.

He made the statement after the IATF allowed children aged five and above to go outdoors in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ.

According to Cayetano, many families have been holding household gatherings despite the prohibition under the GCQ rules.

Unlike outdoors, he said the police cannot monitor and enforce the observance of minimum health standards inside households.

Metro Manila mayors urged the IATF to suspend the policy allowing children to go outside amid the threat of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant.—AOL, GMA News