Dayrit made the statement amid controversies of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of reduced physical distancing, which began on Monday, September 14.
Dayrit said the one-meter physical distance could be reduced gradually, only if the following “seven commandments” are complied with:
- wearing face mask covering mouth and nose
- wearing of face shield
- no talking and eating
- adequate ventilation
- frequent and proper disinfection using bleach
- no symptomatic passengers and
- appropriate physical distancing
“We can do away with one-meter physical distancing, but incrementally and we have to monitor how it goes. This is a learning experience, but we cannot do one meter as a dogma,” he said.