The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) ordered the closure of a number of businesses and establishments including driving schools, traditional cinemas, gaming arcades, museums, and cultural centers located in general community quarantine (GCQ) areas for two weeks due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said meetings, international conventions and events would also be limited to a 30-percent capacity
“Due to rising cases, DTI also supports scaling back of some activities that were recently reopened or expanded,” he added.
The department will issue on Friday a memorandum circular reducing the capacity of some businesses.
Lopez said the operating capacity for dine-in restaurants, cafes and personal care services would be reduced to 50 percent.
He also advised people to avoid crowded places.