Restaurants in Davao City are still accepting unvaccinated diners but may soon issue the ban.
“Wala pa ta nag-abot sa punto nga naa’y limitations and restrictions sa mga dili bakunado pero dili na layo na mahitabo given na suportado siya sa atoang President,” Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of Davao City Covid-19 Task Force, said.
Speaking during the recorded “Talk to the People” public briefing evening of Tuesday, President Duterte has defended the right of restaurants to turn away unvaccinated customers as they are potential spreaders of Covid-19. The President also explained that it was justified for restaurants to reject people who have yet to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Kailangan talaga lahat mabakunahan. Ang mga ayaw, they should not be allowed inside public restaurants or resorts because they are a threat to public health and the safety of the general public. Threat to public health,” the President said.
The President also said that some people don’t wear masks, while the others don’t observe the minimum public health standards the reason they won’t be allowed inside the restaurant.
“Every time you open your mouth pagtapos, you chew something, invariably you spew out, nag-i-spread ka ng moisture diyan sa kainan, which may eventually include itong mga Covid-19 virus,” he said.
“They are really germs. So ‘yan ang dahilan kung bakit hindi ka na makapasok. And I understand, and I support itong mga restaurants and all na delikado sa contamination sa public. You have my support. Huwag mo silang pakainin,” the President added.
Business establishments like restaurants in Davao City are now accepting more diners as the city is now placed under alert level 2.
Schlosser said each establishment even though the city has issued guidelines, restaurants can set their guidelines whatever is necessary for them to be able to protect their employees and clients.