Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba said he is against the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) suggestion to allow minors to enter malls amid the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.
DTI earlier suggested to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to allow minors accompanied by parents to enter malls.
The Cagayan politiko said children may become spreaders of the coronavirus.
“Hindi ako papayag na pumunta sa mall ang mga bata kahit pa kasama nila ang mga parents dahil mahirap kontrolin ang mga bata,” Mamba said.
“They may become the spreader of the virus pag-uwi nila ng bahay. Hindi makontrol ang kanilang mga mahahawakan at wala naman silang importanteng pupuntahan sa mall kung tutuusin,” he added.