Gov’t eyes segregation of vaccinated and unvaccinated in establishments

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion recommended separating vaccinated customers from the unvaccinated ones in business establishments.

According to Concepcion, they have been consulting experts on the private sector’s concerns regarding the ‘next normal.’

“We’ve been discussing on the idea of segregation kasi bawal na i-ban namin those who will not take the to enter an establishment,” he said.

(We’ve been discussing the idea because we cannot ban unvaccinated people from entering an establishments.)

Concepcion said the segregation would allow different times of visits for the vaccinated and unvaccinated customers in establishments such as movie theaters and bars.

“Paano kung pwedeng segregation, so movie time. (If segregation will be allowed, there will be a movie time),” he said.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are already working together for a COVID-19 passport that can be used on the journey of those who have completed the vaccine, according to .

Gov’t eyes segregation of vaccinated and unvaccinated in establishments

According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, having a “uniform passport” that everyone can recognize will help domestic and even international travel.

“Talagang makaka­tulong ‘yan hindi lang sa domestic pati sa international tra­vel. At sinasabi ko nga siguro magkakaroon ng uniform passport na kikilalanin ng lahat,” said Roque.

Roque added that he would just wait for the final decision of the two agencies.
“So hayaan na muna natin ipatuloy ang pro­seso ng pagbubuo ng passport na ito. Ito ay ginagawa ng DICT in very close collaboration with the Department of Health at tingnan natin ang final product output because it can only lead to desirable events,” said Roque.

Roque also believes that the passport will be the way to return to .

DOH- Disease Prevention and Control Bureau Dir. Nikka Hao said they are already in contact with the World Health Organization, the Department of Health, and the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

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