Edith Regalado, The Philippine Star
October 29, 2021 at 12:00am| 12:00am
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Passengers of public utility jeepneys in this city are no longer required to wear face shields.
Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio stressed that the use face shields is necessary only in closed and confined spaces, city COVID-19 task force spokesperson Michelle Schlosser said.
“She defined (a) jeepney (as a conveyance that) is not closed and confined. It is open with free ventilation,”Schlosser spoke during Wednesday’s COVID-19 alert over Davao City Disaster Radio.
Carpio released an executive order (EO), earlier in the month, laying out guidelines for the use face shields.
The EO was in line with President Duterte’s directive on the use of face shieldsClosed, crowded, or close contact areas
The use of face shieldsOn the recommendation experts, who foresaw the imminent threat of the highly transmissible Delta form of COVID-19, June was made mandatory.
Carpio reduced the 24-hour liquor ban in the City to 1 a.m. to 8. This was effective immediately after the ban began on Tuesday.
Until January 15, 2022, liquor is not allowed to be sold in bars, restaurants or convenience stores, wet markets and videoke bars.
Private properties are not allowed to serve alcohol.
The city’s COVID-19 case numbers continue to fall, so curfew hours have been lifted.
“We’ll do it slowly. If we see that there is really that good effect in the vaccination and if we see that the medicine will be available, we can re-allow drinking in public places,” Carpio said.
If the city experiences an increase in infections, she said that stricter quarantine measures could be reimposed.