The government is now requiring everyone going out of their homes to wear face mask and shield, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday.
In a media briefing, Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has now made it mandatory for people to wear full face shields together with face mask to “effectively lessen the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)” especially with the holidays fast approaching.
Previously, the IATF only required the face mask to be worn when riding public transportation and entering the malls.
Roque also said the full face shields must be used, or those that can cover from the forehead to the chin. Faceshields that only cover the eyes or up to the nose will not be allowed.
Various types of face shields are available in the market, from those costing P20, while those worn by welders cost as much as P1,000. SOVEREIGNPH