Driver, passengers required to wear face mask inside vehicle – IATF
Robie de Guzman • February 5, 2021 • 913
MANILA, Philippines – All individuals inside a vehicle are required to wear face masks, regardless if they are from the same household, the transportation and health departments said Friday.
In a joint statement, the two agencies said that the wearing of face masks is mandatory when the driver is with passengers inside the vehicle even if they are from the same household.
A driver can only remove his/her face mask if travelling alone.
This is pursuant to the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), the two agencies said.
The transportation department said law enforcement agencies are yet to discuss and agree on how to implement the policy as well as the penalties to be imposed for violations.
The DOH-DOTr noted in their joint statement that proper coordination shall be made with and between the Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic, Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), other law enforcement agencies, and local government traffic offices/units, concerning the proper implementation of this unified and clarified policy, and the imposition of appropriate fines and penalties for violations thereof, in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Joan Nano)
The Taguig City Government on Monday (April 19) launched its home service vaccination program.
In a statement, the local government said it has expanded its reach to vaccinate residents amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
It announced that it has deployed doctors and nurses for the inoculation of bed-ridden residents for the home service vaccination program.
Residents who want to avail of the home service vaccination for their bedridden family members may call the designated telephone numbers of Taguig Telemedicine in barangay health centers as well as the city’s COVID-19 Hotline.
As of April 18, 2021, Taguig City has already vaccinated a total of 23,146 citizens.
Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano said the local government “must ensure that there are more locations and safer ways for residents, especially the vulnerable sector, to have access to the vaccine.” AAC
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