Davao City LGU tells cinema operators to strictly follow 50% capacity


The Davao City government has reminded mall operators to strictly observe the required capacity inside the cinemas, which are set to reopen under Alert Level 2 to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Davao City Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said the city government has allowed establishments to reopen their cinemas at 50 percent capacity after the quarantine restriction was downgraded to Alert Level 2.

Earlier, the Gaisano Mall of Davao and NCCC Mall Buhangin announced on their respective social media platforms that they will reopen their cinemas on December 1, after more than a year of closure.

“They have to observe 50 percent capacity sa venue and they have to follow the minimum health standard pero naa pod tay guideline sa DTI (but there is also a guideline from DTI). We also have to follow the guidelines of DTI,” Schlosser said.

She added that although cinemas were already allowed to operate even under Alert Level 3 at 30 percent capacity, the city government did not permit it as part of precautionary measures against the possible increase of cases. But as the Covid-19 cases in Davao City continue to significantly drop, the local government has finally allowed it.