Commuters urged to wear face shields starting August 15

BAGUIO. Aside from face masks, a face shield has become mandatory to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Jean Nicole Cortes)

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has reminded commuters to wear face shields when riding public utility vehicles starting Saturday, August 15.

DOTr Memorandum Circular 2020-014 dated August 3, 2020 requires transport passengers to wear face shields aside from face masks starting August 15.

The guidelines covers all passengers in aviation, maritime, road and railways.

The mandatory use of face shields intends to provide additional and essential layer of protection for the riding public, the DOTr stated.

The move is expected to minimize the risk of contracting Covid-19.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier said face shields are added protection for people against the virus.

"No amount of protection is too much when it comes to health and safety especially that we are battling an invisible enemy," Tugade said.


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