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Ensure health safety in public transport — Tugade

IN order to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Transportation has ordered the strict implementation of health protocols inside public transport vehicles and in terminals nationwide.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed all transport sectors to ensure that their respective enforcers and transport marshals assigned on the streets and in various transportation hubs are strictly enforcing the health protocols to stem the spread of the virus.

“The safety of commuters is paramount. I am ordering all transport sectors to strictly enforce the health and safety protocols in order to help prevent the spread of Covid,” said Secretary Tugade.

Secretary Tugade has ordered enforcers from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and train marshalls to make sure that proper social distancing is being observed inside public transport vehicles and in transport terminals.

Enforcers and marshals have been ordered to make sure that commuters entering terminals and boarding public transport are also using masks and face shields. Transport marshals have been ordered to remind commuters not to talk or eat while inside the trains.

“Huwag tayong maging kampante. Ang virus ay nandito pa rin, kaya ugaliin pa rin natin na magsuot ng face masks at face shields lalo na sa loob ng pampublikong transportasyon. Huwag makipagusap o kumain habang nasa loob ng sasakyan. Sundin din natin ang tamang physical distancing,” said Secretary Tugade.

Secretary Tugade also ordered public transport operators to ensure that their vehicles are safe and are properly disinfected.

Publication Source :    People's Journal
Jun I. Legaspi
Reporter, People's Tonight