Commuters give suggestions amid 'no vax, no ride' policy in NCR

1/13/2022 11:00:00 PM

Are you in favor of the 'no vaccine, no ride' policy that will take effect in NCR next week?

Are you in favor of the 'no vaccine, no ride' policy that will take effect in NCR next week?

Concerned citizens aired their suggestions to the transportation department amid its 'no vaccination, no ride' policy for public transport commuters in

TheDepartment of Transportation(DOTr) said that beginning January 17, it will implement the policy for all modes of public transportation in Metro Manila.It will be applicable to domestic travels to, from and within NCR, via land, rail, sea, and air public transport. This means non-residents who will travel to the metro would have to comply as well.

Commuters will have to present their digital or physical copies of their vaccination cards issued by their local government units or the vaccination certificate from the national government through thewebsite.They must be fully vaccinated to be able tor travel.

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Concerned citizens aired their suggestions to the transportation department amid its “no vaccination, no ride” policy for public transport commuters in the National Capital Region.endIndex: Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday said it is"premature" to assume the COVID-19 spread in the country is slowing down after recording slightly lower new cases the previous day.Dr.According to Dano Tingcungco’s “24 Oras” report on Wednesday, the provinces of Cavite and Rizal recorded more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that beginning January 17, it will implement the policy for all modes of public transportation in Metro Manila. It will be applicable to domestic travels to, from and within NCR, via land, rail, sea, and air public transport. On Tuesday, the new cases reached 28,007, but it was the first time the number was lower than the previous day. This means non-residents who will travel to the metro would have to comply as well. And if yesterday's reduction in numbers is any indication, maybe the current Alert Levels are adequate," he said during the Laging Handa briefing. Commuters will have to present their digital or physical copies of their vaccination cards issued by their local government units or the vaccination certificate from the national government through the website. "This is not an indication that the peak is over. They must be fully vaccinated to be able tor travel.85% increase in COVID-19 infections.

According to the policy, an individual will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving his second dose for a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine."I cannot say for now whether it is the beginning of a downtrend. Right now, we do not see that," Abeyasinghe pointed out. The order is not applicable to individuals who have medical conditions that prevent them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, although they would have to present a certificate from their physician complete with his contact details. Those who are accessing essential goods and services such as food, water, medicine, medical devices, public utilities, energy, work and medical and dental necessities are also exempted, provided that they will a “duly issued barangay health pass or other appropriate proof to support and justify such travel. The top health official urged the DOH regional directors and local government units in these areas to be more aggressive in their vaccination efforts.” The policy, according to DOTr Undersecretary Artemio Tuazon Jr. The Alert Level 3 protocol prohibits in person classes for basic education, karaoke and indoor entertainment, gatherings of people not belonging to the same household, casino/horse racing/cockfighting operations and contact sports except for bubble set up. , is also applicable to those who are travelling to the vaccination sites in the metro. Meanwhile, it also recorded 1,363 active cases on January 11.

It will take effect while Metro Manila is under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or higher. The order came after President Rodrigo Duterte . We should try to keep the economy open, until we see that the current Alert Levels are not working," he added.