DOTR: All public transport passengers are required to wear face mask and face shield

DOTR: All public transport passengers are required to wear face mask and face shield

- The Philippine government added new safety measure to combat the coronavirus disease

- The Department of Transportation formally announced that wearing a face shield will be required to all public transportation passengers soon

- The new policy will take effect on August 15, 2020, and guidelines will be released soon

- The police also allowed back-riding for frontliners and essential workers

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The Department of Transportation has announced that all passengers of public transportation will be required to wear both face mask and face shield.

KAMI learned that the new policy will start on August 15, 2020.

In a report by TV Patrol, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) added a new policy to combat the coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran said that concrete guidelines regarding this new safety measure will be released soon.

As reported by CNN Philippines, the police already allowed back-riding for frontliners and essentials workers for those places under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

However, motorcycle barriers or shields will still be required for those who will back-ride.

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As of posting time, there are now a total of 112,593 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. 44,429 of these are active cases.

On August 4, 2020, the government placed Metro Manila and its nearby provinces Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, and Rizal, under MECQ as a response to the “time-out” call of the medical frontliners.

About a week ago, the Philippines already surpassed China with the number of COVID-19 cases. The first coronavirus case was reported in Wuhan, China.

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