Reduced physical distancing okay if ‘7 commandments’ are followed – Dayrit

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Former chief Manuel said Thursday the reduced between passengers in public transport would be safe only if certain health protocols and conditions would be followed.

Dayrit made the statement amid controversies of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of reduced physical distancing, which began on Monday, September 14.

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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.

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