Businesses back ‘bakuna bubble’

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By The Manila Times

More than 1,000 business owners and franchisees have rallied behind the call to allow greater mobility for those who have been inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as a way to revive the economy.

In a manifesto, they lamented the financial losses and obligations they sustained because of the lockdowns implemented by the government since the start of the pandemic 18 months ago.

“Of utmost importance, our employees have families to feed and stable employment is difficult to assure without a clear plan,” they said.

They expressed full support for Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd’s push for the implementation of the bakuna bubble or vaccine bubble.

Under the bakuna bubble, Covid-19 guidelines are eased for fully vaccinated individuals to help boost the economy and protect the employment of many Filipinos.

“It would allow these severely affected establishments the opportunity to bounce back and more importantly for their employees to begin to rebuild their livelihood,” they said.

“We believe that this is the best way to safely open up the economy, saving both lives and livelihood,” they added.

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