No need to wear face shields outside house, buildings: Palace

Malacañang clarified Monday that the public no longer needs to use face shields outside a house or building.

For now, face shield wear will remain inside buildings, Presidential Spokesperson Harry said.

“Sa mga nagtatanong, ‘Kailangan pa ba ang face shield?’ Ang malinaw, ganito: Hindi na po kinakailangan ng face shield sa labas kasi hindi naman po inapela ‘yan ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force),” said Roque.

“Ang inapela lang ng IATF, ‘yong pagsuot ng face shield sa loob kasama na sa mga malls, kasama na po ang commercial establishments, at saka sa mga pampublikong transportasyon,” he added.

Last week, various statements by government officials regarding the wearing of face shields outside homes and buildings caused confusion.

According to President Rodrigo Duterte, the face shield should only be worn in the hospital.

But a few hours later, the Palace revoked it and said the mandatory wearing of face shield would remain because the IATF appealed to still wear it while in indoor spaces.

According to Roque, the issue of the face shield is also expected to be discussed in Talk to the People in Duterte tonight Monday.

apologized publicly for the confusion that occurred last week.

Wearing face shields is required as extra protection against COVID-19.

No need to wear face shields outside house, buildings: Palace

As of the last record, more than 1.3 million people have been infected with COVID-19 in the Philippines, of which more than 57,600 are active cases or still sick.

Meanwhile, the  Monday reported that over two million Filipinos already completed their doses of .

Up to eight million  have been administered to the people since the  program began in March.

According to the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC), up to 8,050,711 have been distributed out of the 14,205,870 doses received by the country.

Some 5,953,810 received the first dose, and 2,096,901 completed the two doses.

Of those fully , 1,053,378 or 94.24 percent were health workers (A1). A total of 1,939,599 senior citizens (A2) were given the first dose, while 536,476 were fully vaccinated.

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