Commuters Flock For Ride Along Commonwealth Avenue On 1st Day of GCQ

Commuters Gather Along Commonwealth Avenue Hoping to Catch Ride

COMMUTERS – A lot of people gathered along Commonwealth Avenue to wait for a ride on the first day of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila.

Today, June 1, the quarantine measures in the different areas in the Philippines have shifted. The said measures are in line with the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

Currently, there is a total of 18,086 cases of coronavirus recorded in the country. According to the Department of Health (DOH), 3,909 patients have recovered from the disease and 957 died.

Malacañang has previously placed the entire country under a community quarantine with the high risk areas being under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Most parts of the country are under a GCQ.

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Metro Manila is one of the areas placed under an MECQ but today the measure was shifted to GCQ. Business can resume operation with a reduced workforce and workers can report to their work.

However, catching some ride is twice the challenge now. To practice social distancing in public vehicles, the capacity was reduced.

For the first day of GCQ in Metro Manila, based on photos posted by ANC 24/7 and credited to ABS-CBN’s Mark Demayo, commuters flocked along Commonwealth Avenue. They were waiting for a ride.

One photo showed that it is really hard to implement social distancing when commuters are about to ride the vehicle. Truths be told that everyone is on a rush as they might be late for work or any appointment they have to attend to. Here are the photos posted on Facebook:

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