Doctors’ Group Says Plastic Barriers In PUVs Must Be Removed

Doctors’ Group Says Plastic Barriers In PUVs Must Be Removed

PLASTIC BARRIERS IN PUVS – A doctors’ group urged government to remove the rule to have plastic barriers in PUVs.

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According to ABS-CBN News, Philippine College of Physicians president Mario Panaligan said that the plastic barriers might boost the spread of the virus.

The barriers can be easily be contaminated and will be difficult or impossible for drivers or conductors to disinfect them, Panaligan added.

“That’s the reason why it’s not gonna be safe or practical to put it,” 

Pangilinan also said that if the passengers hold the handles, they should immediately clean their hands, and avoid touching their face.

“Huwag na mag-plastic. Kung hahawak man sila (pasahero) sa mga handles, sa mga kailangan for support, then magdala sila ng alcohol, mag-hand cleaning na agad sila… and avoid touching their face,”

Based on the report, from August 4 to 18, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ.

This would mean that public transport would be suspended.

As the second strictest among 4 lockdown levels, MECQ also limits the operation of manufacturing plants and other establishments to half of their capacity.

VISIT: MECQ Can Slows Down Virus Spread But May Not Flatten Curve

COVID-19 infections in the Philippines have reached the 100,000 mark. Experts from UP warned that at the end of August, the Philippines will have 150,000 cases.

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