Thursday, July 29, 2021

PNP to continue enforcing face shield policy

SunStar File

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar said they will continue to enforce the face shield policy, but will not impose sanctions on violators.

Eleazar told policemen to just caution persons not wearing face shields.

He said cops should also remind violators that face shields are still required in most public places, especially enclosed areas and where physical distancing is not possible.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has recommended the continued use of face shields in enclosed/indoor spaces of hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments, public transport and terminals, and places of worship.

Read: Palace: Existing face shield policy remains in effect

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to approve this proposal. The President was earlier quoted as saying that face shields should be used only in hospitals.

Eleazar reiterated his reminder to policemen on the ground not to hurt violators of the face shield policy.

He also instructed them to distribute face masks to violators.

Proper wearing of face masks and face shields is among the minimum public health standards against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)


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