- The Joint Task Force COVID Shield on Tuesday released a new protocol with regards to motorcycle barriers
- It eradicated the need for a barrier if the rider and the back rider live in the same house in a GCQ area
- Those who are living in separate houses would need a barrier if they would ride on a motorcycle together
- Both the driver and rider must wear a face mask and a full-face helmet for protection
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 19, those who live in the same house would no longer need to use a motorcycle barrier under the GCQ areas.
On the other hand, those who are living in different houses would still need to use a barrier in case there is a back rider.
The persons must be the authorized persons of the household. Both riders must wear a mask and a full face-helmet.
The new guidelines were issued by the Joint Task Force COVID Shield on Tuesday.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced that starting Wednesday until Aug. 31, Metro Manila, along with the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna.
The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Frontliners expressed their fears and the difficulties that they go through at the hospital especially with the ongoing crisis.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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