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By Prince Golez

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday said that senior citizens or those aged 60 years old and over should be allowed to enter supermarkets and groceries during the Luzon wide enhanced community quarantine.

In an interview with DZBB, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said they have issued a memorandum circular allowing elderly shoppers to enter grocery stories.

“Hindi bawal ang mga senior diyan sa groceries,” according to Lopez.

“Dini-discourage lang po para hindi sila mahawa… Huwag po natin silang pagbawalang pumasok sa groceries. In fact, dapat may priority lane po sa kanila para hindi na sila pumila sa labas,” he added.

The DTI chief also called on supermarkets not to shorten their operating hours as it will only draw more shoppers.

“Nanawagan po tayo, huwag po nating gawing shorter store hours kasi mas magkakararoon po ng pila kapag mas kaunti ang oras mamili,” Lopez explained.

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