Policy Requiring Vaccination Card for Public Transport Ride Starts in NCR

Authorities Require Vaccination Card for Public Transport in NCR Areas

VACCINATION CARD FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT – The implementation of the said policy now begins in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The increase in the COVID-19 cases in several areas in the capital region urged the authorities to place the whole Metro Manila under Alert Level 3. The spike was noted following the holiday season wherein many people went out from their houses and gathered in public vicinities like shopping malls.

The initial measure was set from January 3 to January 15 but it was further extended until the end of the month. Several other areas outside Metro Manila that also have high cases of COVID-19 were placed under the same curb.

The national government is encouraging the people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for their own defense and as well as in the pursuit to achieve population protection in the country.

Vaccination Card for Public Transport Ride
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Many Filipinos are still unvaccinated despite the availability and the easy access to the jabs. The giving of booster shots has started and as well as the vaccination of certain age groups of minors.

Amid the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Metro Manila, mayors agreed to implement restrictions on the mobility of unvaccinated individuals. It got a head-up from different government agencies who want it done nationwide.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, in NCR, a policy requiring vaccination card for public transport is being implemented now. The authorities from the Department of Transportation are checking the passengers and as well as the drivers’ vaccination cards.

However, there are a lot of struggles in the implementation of the policy requiring vaccination card for a public transport ride. In some cases, the PUV drivers themselves are unvaccinated. Airports and railways also started implementing the said policy. There are a lot of unvaccinated passengers stranded in airports.

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