JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra urged local government units to avoid overcrowding at vaccination sites in their jurisdiction.
Guevarra issued the statement when asked about the chaotic situation n some vaccination centers in the City of Manila on Thursday morning.
Violations of minimum health standards were reported in vaccination sites in several malls in Manila because of too many people wanting to get jabbed with a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned that overcrowding in open spaces can lead to COVID-19 super spreader events.
Guevarra was hopeful that the Department of Interior and Local Government will investigate the incident in Manila, and impose sanctions if necessary.
“I’m sorry to hear about this incident. i’m sure that the DILG has taken note of this incident and will take the appropriate action. The more important thing at this time is to make sure that no similar incident of overcrowding at vaccine sites will happen again, “ Guevarra said.