- A huge crowd has flocked to various inoculation sites, including SM San Lazaro, to get vaccinated a day before ECQ implementation begins
- This, after the spread of fake news claiming that unvaccinated individuals cannot go out for essential trips or receive cash aid during ECQ
- A video showing an alarming number of people lining up at SM San Lazaro also became viral online
- In the video, people could be seen rushing to get control numbers for COVID-19 vaccination
A footage showing a huge crowd flocking to SM San Lazaro to get vaccinated has gone viral online.
According to CNN Philippines, a large number of people rushed to the said mall to get control numbers for COVID-19 vaccination following the spread of false information that unvaccinated individuals cannot go out for essential trips or receive cash aid during ECQ implementation.
As per Rappler, the crowds forced the city government to halt inoculation operations at SM San Lazaro on Thursday.
Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno then posted on Facebook an update on the alarming number of people at various inoculation sites due to the said false information.
“Maling impormasyon ang naging sanhi ng pagdagsa ng mga 'di taga-Maynila sa mga lugar ng bakunahan sa kapitolyo ng bansa ngayong Huwebes, ika-5 ng Agosto.
Karamihan pa ng mga taong dumagsa para mabakunahan ng first dose ay hindi taga-Maynila at walang dala na QR code o waiver para patunayang sila ay rehistrado.
Binigyang diin ito ni Pangalawang Punong Lungsod Ma. Sheilah 'Honey' Lacuna-Pangan matapos kumalat ang impormasyon na dadamputin ang sinumang 'di pa bakunado kapag sila'y lumabas ng kanilang tirahan.”
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