We know commuting is an integral part of your daily routine. After all, how do you get from one place to another without depending on buses, taxis, and trains? COVID-19 has changed the way you commute—you're now required to wear a mask, you must disinfect frequently, and passengers are no longer allowed to sit next to one another.
For Filipinos who take the Light Rail Transit Line 2 , or the LRT-2, it will also mean no talking while commuting.
Starting July 16, passengers will no longer be allowed to talk inside LRT2 trains. This was announced on the official LRT2 Twitter.
The novel coronovirus spreads via water droplets, and talking without a face mask expose other people to the virus.
Aside from the no-talking policy, passengers are expected to wear face masks at all times. They must also undergo thermal scans before entering the train, and observe social distancing measures.
Earlier this month, the LRT1 line banned talking while inside trains. According to LRMC Corporate Communications Head Jacqueline Gorospe, some LRT1 passengers removed their masks once they got on the train, and said many were seen taking off masks when they had to take a phone call.