Banks impose ‘No mask, No entry’ policy, reduced hours
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Amid ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, the Bacolod City government has ordered the closure of “non-essential establishments” in order to further promote social distancing measures. Among the establishments ordered closed are internet cafes and karaoke bars, which Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia pointing out, “The microphones being used by the establishments have the possibility of being contaminated by Covid-19.”
The city also received a resolution from the Bankers Club of Negros Occidental indicating bank members have agreed to reduce operating hours from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Banks also agreed on implementing a “No mask, No entry” policy.
The resolution was approved by Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, with the former calling the resolution “reasonable” and backing its full implementation./DGB, WDJ