The national government will study the proposal to segregate in vaccinated and unvaccinated workers in offices and workplaces, Malacañang said on Monday.
This, after Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, called on the government and private sector to segregate vaccinated employees from those who refuse to receive the shots.
“We will study that proposal because all suggestions are worthy of review,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace press briefing in Filipino.
Roque welcomed the proposal but noted that there may not be a need for such segregation at the moment.
“I think, because we’ve only vaccinated around 8 million people, now is not the time to do that. But we will review that proposal especially as more people are getting vaccinated,” he added in Filipino.
In a television interview, Concepcion raised the possibility of isolating unvaccinated workers to prevent them from infecting those who have been vaccinated.
Among possible areas of separation are elevators, offices, restaurants, cinemas, gyms, and other enclosed places. SOVEREIGNPH