The Land Transportation Office 6 (LTO-6) said it will allow all kinds of face shield available on the market to be used on public transportation except those made of bottled water.
This was the declaration made by LTO-6 Assistant Regional Director Gaudioso Geduspan while emphasizing that using an improvised face shield could be very dangerous to the user’s eyes.
Geduspan said drivers of public transport will be charged with reckless driving if ever they would allow passengers with improvised face shield on board.
The wearing of face shield on any mode of public transportation is a new mandatory requirement by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force on top of the face mask starting tomorrow, August 15, as health workers have sounded the alarm over the unabated rise in infections in various parts of the country.
The virus, it was learned, can enter the body through the nose, mouth, and even the eyes, prompting health authorities to include the measure in addition to frequent handwashing, wearing of face masks and physical distancing.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has appealed to the passengers not to look at the new order as an additional expense, saying “no amount of protection is too much when it comes to health and safety