PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS

Most establishments in Metro Manila have complied with minimum public health standards against the coronavirus, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 

More than 94% or 4,121 out of 5,267 businesses observed health protocols last year, the agency said in a statement on Friday, citing its Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau. 

But 1,146 business establishments who failed to follow protocols were ordered to correct their actions, 590 of which complied. DTI said 292 were endorsed to local governments for further investigation. 

Most violations involved the absence of contact tracing and health declaration forms, thermal scanners, floor markings for physical distancing and the regular service maintenance of air-conditioning units, it said. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave