The Department of Trade and Industry on Wednesday inspected Manila's largest market for medical supplies, Bambang, to guard against profiteering on face shields, which will be required on all forms of public transport on Aug. 15.
The pandemic is changing commuting life in the Philippines. Aside from face shields, commuters also need to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks. They also need to be seated one space apart.
The face shield requirement applies to areas under GCQ or the second lowest quarantine. Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite are under ECQ, one notch higher, where public transport is prohibited. The ECQ will last until Aug. 18, after which, authorities have to decide whether or not to roll back the capital and its suburbs to GCQ.
Aside from commuting, the COVID-19 quarantine is changing the workplace. The government recently prohibited dining in canteens and common smoking areas in MECQ areas.
Here are more photos from Wednesday's inspection.