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Allow Only Fully Vaccinated in Malls, Restaurants, and Others Establishments in NCR After ECQ

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila, where the transmission rate has exceeded the average countrywide rate of COVID-19 infections, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said that it is time for both the government and the private sector to consider implementing stronger measures in the National Capital Region (NCR) to effectively mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion

“We are pushing for establishments in NCR, such as malls, restaurants, and others, to allow only fully vaccinated individuals so we can create safer bubbles. For example, dining areas with fully vaccinated restaurant crew serving fully vaccinated dine-in customers. This is of course upon having enough fully vaccinated residents in a certain city in Metro Manila,” Concepcion said.

He cited data from the Philippine General Hospital which found 187 individuals out of the total of 265 COVID-19 patients admitted as of August 15 were unvaccinated. The San Lazaro Hospital, meanwhile, reported that 82 percent of the total severe and critical cases of COVID-19 were also unvaccinated individuals.

“Implementing stronger measures during the ECQ in NCR, even if it is extended, will preserve the benefits of the lockdown. It will prevent us from compromising what we have already achieved so far, and what we can achieve in the future. We’ll finally reap the benefits of our sacrifices,” he said.

Concepcion added that the Philippines must benchmark against similar measures in other countries. In Jakarta, malls reopened at 25 percent capacity, but only to fully vaccinated individuals. Singapore, which has vaccinated 75 percent of its population, is allowing the fully vaccinated to resume activities that require the removal of masks and even gather in groups of no more than five people.

“We have seen in France under President Macron’s leadership that restricting the mobility of unvaccinated individuals is not only effective in preventing the spread of the virus, but also in encouraging people to get vaccinated,” he said.

Concepcion said that limiting the mobility of unvaccinated individuals, especially in Metro Manila, is not impossible given the aggressive inoculation rollouts already in effect during the ECQ.

“It will not be imposed unreasonably. That’s why there is a milestone in terms of the percentage of vaccinated individuals. We are aware that we need to vaccinate more people before we drastically do this. That is why we are aggressively rolling out our vaccination program in the country especially here in NCR even during the current lockdown,” Concepcion said.

“In the end, these measures will also encourage people to do their civic duty and take the vaccines. There may be more variants to come, but we have to realize that vaccination is the only key. The private sector wants to see an end to these lockdowns. A ‘close open’ type of economy is something we cannot afford to have.”

Staying Safe on the Water

Boating is a great way to spend time with the people you care about and to relax. However, safety is paramount to keeping this experience fun. Here are some boating safety tips you should know before going out on the water.

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Put the Life Jacket On

Wearing a life jacket is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to promote boating safety. Be sure to check yours to be sure they are all in good condition before heading out. It’s also important to be sure those going on your boat actually fit the life jackets you have for them.

Keep a Weather Eye Out

Even the nicest, sunniest day can become stormy, so knowing ahead of time what the weather forecast is for the water you plan to be on is important. Make a plan in advance for what you’ll do if a storm pops up and make sure to get off the water if there is lightning.

Check Your Boat Out

You want to be sure your boat is in great working order before taking it out. You want to check all the systems and controls. Be sure you have the proper marine electronic technical support for your electronics. Be sure you have a full gas tank and check all the other fluids the same way you do with your car.

Don’t Go if Impaired

While you are not likely to drink and drive, do you feel the same way about boating? If you haven’t thought about it, you should. Driving a boat is similar to driving a car and the penalties are similar for driving a boat while under the influence.

Taking the time to be prepared for emergencies and knowing your plan in advance will make a big difference in how well you enjoy your next boating trip.

Top Choices To Call When you Need Help Fast

Sometimes, a person needs help fast. Waiting around will only make the situation worse, or at least very uncomfortable. It’s even possible that the person needs help in the middle of the night or during a holiday. Many businesses only work regular hours and they cannot be relied on to come to your aid at all hours. Nonetheless, depending upon the situation there are a few good samaritans out there who will show up when no one else will answer the phone.

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Full-Service Bail Bond Office

If things take a wrong turn with the law, it often doesn’t happen during normal work hours. It could be in the middle of the night, and you just want to get out of jail as soon as possible. By calling a bondsman El Campo in Texas, you can be on your way to freedom in a matter of hours. This allows you to resume your daily life and concentrate on your coming trial and legal defense. A full-service bond company can tailor a financial vehicle to your specific needs and make sure that you don’t have to spend an extra night in jail due to low funds.

A Trusted Emergency Response Team

You never know when a pipe is going to burst in your home or business. Waiting for the weekend to be over or even waiting for daylight is not an option if water is pouring into you property. Therefore, calling an emergency response team is your best bet. Workers will arrive fast and begin to remedy the situation through the following actions:

  • Pipe repair
  • Water extraction
  • Drying
  • Restoration

The Fire Department

Fires happen all of the time. It is not unusual for a home fire to break out after midnight. It is a comforting fact to know that your local fire department is on call no matter what time it is. They will come to your home and put out the fire.