04 Aug LTFRB Releases Memo Allowing PUVs To Refuse Passengers Without Face Masks Or Shields
Mga higala! The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has released a memo– Memorandum Circular No. 2020-031, which requires all Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers, conductors, and passengers to strictly comply with the following:
- Observe social distancing in terminals and designated PUV stops.
- Strictly comply with the standard health procedures laid down in the previous issuances of LTFRB, as required by the IATF.
- Strictly require all drivers, conductors, and passengers of PUVs to wear face masks and face shields/eye protectors inside PUVs. Failure to wear face masks and face shields/eye protectors shall be a reasonable ground to refuse/deny boarding in any PUV.
- Refrain from unnecessary talking or talking phone calls while inside PUVs.
(UPDATE 2: According to recent reports, the said face shields and eye protectors will be required in all areas in PH where public transportation is allowed. This is on top of the face mask requirement.)
This memo was released due to the increased mobility of people which is caused by the opening of additional routes for public transportation all over the country.
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