CEBU

SSS, Pag-ibig, LTO offices in mall limit number of clients daily

THREE government agencies in a mall have limited the number of clients to be accommodated to only 100 per day starting Sept. 21, 2020.

This, after the Mandaue City Legal Enforcement Unit (MCLEU) received a report that clients in these three agencies do not observe social distancing particularly, in lining up outside the office.

In an interview with SunStar Cebu, Edwin Jumao-as, the head of MCLEU, said they conducted an inspection to check the compliance of the agencies with the protocol.

The inspection was headed by Abdullah Lao, MCLEU supervisor, who met with the security and officials of the Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-ibig) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) at J Center Mall.

Jumao-as said the agencies do not have a problem in implementing the protocol inside their offices, however, social distancing outside the offices where the clients line up is not being followed.

With this, MCLEU suggested that the agencies limit their acceptance of clients so that they can control the influx of people.

The agencies also promised to implement the proposal to comply with social distancing.

The LTO will accept only 100 clients daily, while the Pag-ibig and the SSS will each accept 50 clients daily.

Those clients who will not be accommodated will be given a priority number for the following day.

Jumao-as said the agencies immediately complied with the strict implementation of social distancing.

He also suggested to place 1.5-meter distance foot markings outside where people line up.

He added that they will also re-inspect the agencies in the coming days to see if they have complied.

If social distancing will still not be observed, Jumao-as said they will send a letter to the Business Permit and Licensing Office for appropriate action.

In July, the mall was also given a notice of violation for failure to comply with the social distancing measure. The mall sent its reply after 10 days.

Jumao-as said there are 20 establishments that have violated the minimum health protocol since the start of the community quarantine.

They have monitored five establishments for their compliance.

Jumao-as urged the people to adhere to the minimum health standards and remain vigilant so that the Covid-19 cases in the city will not increase again. (KFD)


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