Face Shields Now Optional in MRT, LRT-1

Aligning with the national policy.
Photo/s: Department of Transportation

Commuters may opt not to wear face shields while inside the LRT-1 and MRT trains, its operators said on Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped the requirement in Alert Level 1, 2, and 3 areas.

The MRT. management reminded commuters it would still strictly enforce the use of face masks. Talking, eating, and drinking while inside the train are still prohibited.

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LRT-1 on Twitter responded to netizens' queries about face shield use.

"Cascaded na po ang protocol na ito. Voluntarily na lamang po ang pag suot ng face shield when riding LRT-1," it said. It said it would also coordinate with stations which have yet to enforce the new policy.

Metro Manila remains under Alert Level 2 until Nov. 30.

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