Face Shields are Now Mandatory in Commercial Establishments


MANILA, Philippines — Aside from a face mask, the government has made wearing face shields mandatory not only for public transport and workplace, but also commercial spaces like shopping malls and other enclosed establishments.

“Napagkasunduan din ng National Task Force on COVID-19 na bukod po sa doon sa pagsusuot ng face shield sa pampublikong transportation, sa trabaho, ay dapat sinusuot na rin ang face shields sa mga nakasaradong commercial establishments gaya ng mga malls,” said Presidential spokesperson Roque in an interview over state-run PTV.

(It was agreed in the National Task Force on COVID-18 that aside from wearing face shields in public transportation and at work, face shiels will have to be worn in closed commercial establishments like malls.)

Members of the task force in-charge of controlling the outbreak, last month said that face shields in the workplace and in public transportation are mandatory as Metro Manila – and may soon be required – to be worn in all public places as additional protection since the coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets. This comes as President Duterte eased the lockdown measures on Metro Manila and other nearby cities.

As of Thursday, there are 178,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide, including 114,114 recoveries and 2,883 deaths.

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