Starbucks Philippines Temporarily Pauses Operations In Luzon
Their Visayas and Mindanao branches will remain open.
Starbucks¬†Philippines has officially announced that they will be temporarily pausing the operations of all of their Luzon branches¬†in line with the¬†enhanced community quarantine¬†that was imposed by Malaca√Īang yesterday, March 16, 2020.
They clarified, however, that their Visayas and Mindanao branches will remain open.
Yesterday, March 16,¬†Malaca√Īang announced that they are officially putting the island of Luzon in an enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19. During this time, public movement shall be limited as people should just stay at home and leave only when necessary, like when buying food and medicine.¬†
President¬†Rodrigo Duterte¬†addressed the nation and explained: "Upon further study of worldwide trends and measures and the need for extreme caution during such time like this, I have come to the conclusion that stricter measures are necessary. Pursuant to my power as President and Republic Act 11332, I am placing the main land of Luzon under quarantine until April 12, 2020 coinciding with the entire end of the Holy week."