DOH thumbs down proposal to exempt workers from wearing face shields

In this photo taken on September 2, 2020, a shopper (L) wearing a face shield checks out at a supermarket in Manila. Many face the new normal in the Philippines, where it is now compulsory to wear both face masks and plastic shields in indoor public spaces and on public transport. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP) / 

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday thumbed down the proposal of the business sector to exempt workers from wearing face shields.

“Hindi po, ang amin pong punto at posisyon mula po nung umpisa yung pagsusuot ng mask, yung pagsusuot ng face shield, yung paggawa ng physical distancing, yung paghuhugas ng kamay,” DOH Undersecretary and spokeswoman Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the Laging Handa online press briefing when asked if she agreed with the business group’s proposal.

(No, our point and position since from the start is wearing of

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