DOTr to require wearing of face shields among passengers in areas where public transpo is allowed

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) — Passengers will now be required to wear face shields in areas where public transportation is allowed, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced.

DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran said the new safety measure will take effect on Aug. 15. Concrete guidelines regarding this will be released soon, she added.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque earlier clarified that people are highly encouraged to wear face shields to wear face shields outdoors, but are not yet required.

As Metro Manila and other provinces revert back to a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the police have also allowed back riding for frontliners and essential workers in areas under MECQ.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director for Operations Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup, however, stressed that motorcycle barriers or shields are still required for motorcycles with back riders plying the roads.