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Senior citizens crowd Cebu barangay hall for cash aid

Senior citizens from Barangay Ermita in Cebu City who were seeking financial aid rushed to the barangay hall despite warnings against this because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to Pia Arcangel’s report on “24 Oras Weekend,” the barangay had even advised residents that the P4,000 financial assistance would be delivered door-to-door.

The Department of Health had repeatedly said that senior citizens were among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Some of the senior citizens who did not follow social distancing measures were also not wearing face masks.

Meanwhile, police assisted barangay officials in controlling the crowd. — Joahna Lei Casilao/DVM, GMA News