December 5, 2021


Beyond Automotive

Minimized physical distancing in general public transport a ‘reckless decision’ – Mayor Tiangco

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Decreased actual physical distancing in general public transportation a ‘reckless decision’ – Mayor Tiangco

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco on Tuesday known as the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) selection to lower the physical distancing in public transportations as “reckless,” declaring the section ought to have very first “waited for the advice of wellbeing gurus.”


“A reckless choice on Covid-19 (coronavirus disorder), from the direct agency that should control reckless driving. Covid-19 is more lethal, the[y] ought to have waited for the suggestion of Wellbeing gurus,” Tiangco reported on Twitter.

Tiangco replied to a tweet built by former unique adviser to the Countrywide Endeavor Pressure from COVID-19 Dr. Tony Leachon, who stated that DOTr’s recommendations on general public transportation is “reckless and dangerous.”

“We have not flattened the curve new cases are pretty large. Mounting quantity of fatalities. Red flags noticed in the determination-creating approach. They must revise it or be accountable for lives of our persons,” Leachon mentioned.

On Sunday, Tiangco expressed his staunch opposition to the decision of the DOTr to cut down the bodily distancing in community transportations from 1 meter to .75 meter.

“Two meters in open up air and .75 in closed spaces does not make any sense when experiments show that there is a higher possibility of transmission in shut spaces,” he claimed in a assertion issued a working day right before the implementation of the determination.

“We have been urging our constituents to follow social distancing even at house and in their office. Why would we make it possible for them to forego this protection measure when taking community transportation?” he included.

Tiangco also agreed with Leachon when he mentioned that the Department of Health must first appraise the selection of the DOTr.


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