Motorcycle drivers and backriders are now required to wear full-face visor helmets under general community quarantine (GCQ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
Interviewed on GMA Network’s Unang Hirit on Monday, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said the Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID Shield ordered the measure.
“Pagdating naman sa helmet, may tinatawag silang full face-visor. 'Yung plastic na visor na hanggang baba siya. Siguro ito ‘yung substitute,”Garcia said.
He explained that wearing a face shield while driving a motorcycle can be dangerous considering that the protective gear can be drifted by the wind.
“Kailangan na kailangan na naka-face mask tayo at naka-face shield pa. So kung plastic na face shield ang gagamitin sa motor, medyo delikado po 'yan. Liliparin 'yan unlike noong full-face visor,”he said.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the MMDA said the new measure is included to the guidelines of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 for motorcycle backriding under GCQ.
“Kailangan abot hanggang baba ang visor o shield ng helmet. Dapat isuot ito kasama ng mask sa buong biyahe,” the MMDA said. — Joviland Rita/RSJ, GMA News