Commuters Reminded by LTFRB to Obey Health Protocols in Public Transport to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has reminded the commuters to observe the health protocols in public transport.
On Saturday (May 15, 2021), LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III urged the public to obey the quarantine guidelines and safety protocols when riding public transport vehicles to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease.
Delgra considers it as a challenge for the passengers but they are required to obey the protocols especially when paying fares. He also wanted to maintain one-seat apart rule to avoid transmission.
“Paalala lang po na, that has to be the rule sa pagbabayad ng pamasahe, it should be before or ‘di kaya pagkatapos mo sumakay ibibigay mo diretso sa driver ang pamasahe, Gusto nga natin may one seat apart at malayo. Eh doon naman sa pera magkakahawaan, mahirap naman,” Delgra said.
The LTFRB officer also said that around 80 percent of the public utility vehicles are still operational. The agency is already planning to open more routes to accommodate more Filipino commuters.
President Duterte said that Metro Manila and nearby provinces Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna or the National Capital Region Plus would be placed under GCQ starting May 15 until May 31, 2021.
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