Commuters in Metro Manila Face Challenges on First Day of GCQ

Metro Manila Commuters Having Hard Time on the First Day of GCQ

METRO MANILA – At the eases of enhanced community quarantine in NCR, commuters are having a hard time when it comes to transportation.

In the first day of transition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ), 50 percent of workforce have to report back to work after two months of months of lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Commuters in Metro Manila
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However, commuters face challenges in transportation when going back to work. This because jeepneys and other public utility vehicles are only allowed to accept half of the maximum capacity of passengers.

Commuters flocked at some places of Metro Manila where buses and PUV’s stops to board passengers. Commuters forgot to implement the COVID-19 safety practices as they rush to ride the vehicle.

Netizens have shared lots of photos saying annoying, negative and resentment reactions towards the surge of returning employees. Netizens also blame the government for the early transition of the community quarantine.

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.

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