- Interior Secretary Eduardo Año responded to those who complain about the barrier shield on motorcycles
- He said that people should study the policy first before commenting on the issue
- Año also said that people should wait to be infected by COVID-19 first before they criticize the policy
- The Interior Secretary explained that there should be extra safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año answers back to those who criticized the policy that there should be a barrier for that back-riding on motorcycles.
KAMI learned that for Secretary Año, people should study the policy first before commenting.
In a Facebook post by Inquirer, Secretary Año also mentioned that people should wait to be infected by COVID-19 before they comment on this new regulation.
“Pag-aralan niyo muna bago kayo magcomment at hintayin natin na ma-infect ka ng COVID saka ka magcomment,” he said.
“Magbabago ang perspective mo sa buhay kung magkasakit ka o isang member ng pamilya mo naghahanap ng ICU, naghahanap ng medical ventilator, ‘yan saka sabihin natin na mali pala ang paggamot ng barrier shield,” he added.
The Interior Secretary explained in a press briefing that there are still violate the new policy that only married couples are allowed to back-ride on motorcycles. Therefore, there should be extra safety measures.
He also added that many of the COVID-19 cases in the country are among families. Secretary Año said that there should be protocols at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The government prohibited back-riding on motorcycles when the community quarantine was implemented. Later on, it was approved for married couples but a barrier should be placed in the middle. Now that the Metro Manila is under modified enhanced community quarantine, back-riding is also allowed for frontliners and essential workers.
Earlier, radio host Erwin Tulfo called out the attention of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) because some of the government workers do not follow the police on barrier shields.
Actor Marco Gallo also shared a photo of a uniformed man riding a motorcycle but there was no barrier shield between him and his passenger.
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