The Pasig City government has “çonditionally” allowed the operations of the supermarket that was earlier suspended over its failure to enforce physical distancing measures.
Mayor Vico Sotto said the local government has lifted the temporary suspension of the Landers Superstore’s grocery section in Barangay Ugong.
The grocery section was closed on July 21 and is supposed to reopen on July 27.
However, the supermarket’s operation was immediately revived after its management submitted a “corrective and preventive action plan” detailing its proposed modification on the health protocols and safety measures within its grocery section.
“After evaluation of the detailed “Action Plan” submitted to us Thursday morning, we have decided to conditionally allow Landers to open,” Sotto said a Twitter post on Friday night.
Sotto, meanwhile, warned the supermarket’s management that they will face suspension of operations again “if they fail to implement any part of its action plan.”
He said the establishment should comply with the local government’s stringent measures to combat the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak while the city is gradually rebooting its local economy.
“Unemployment has risen dramatically and we want businesses to be able to operate smoothly and give jobs to Pasigueños. However, they must do so while implementing health/safety standards that will prevent the spread of Covid-19” he said.
The city’s inspection team will closely monitor the supermarket’s compliance with its action plan.
The action plan includes the limiting of the number of customers within the grocery section, implementing the one-way foot traffic scheme that shopper would have to observe physical distancing, and staff should be deployed to monitor on each aisle. (PNA)