Philippines: Mask use mandatory in vehicle with passengers

In a joint statement on Friday, the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Health (DOH) announced the following guidelines on the wearing of face mask inside vehicles:

  1. When traveling alone, the driver may remove his/her face mask; and
  2. When the driver is with passenger/s, it is mandatory for all individuals inside the vehicle to properly wear a face mask, regardless if they are from the same household.
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According to the statement,  government agencies would “observe and enforce” the wearing of face masks inside all vehicles except when the driver is traveling alone.

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