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Makati City imposes mandatory wearing of face masks


Makati City ordinance on wearing of face mask
Makati City ordinance on wearing of face mask

The Makati City Council has passed an ordinance requiring residents to wear face masks or protective gear while outdoors amid a public health emergency.

Under City Ordinance No. 2020-089, residents, workers, and visitors should use masks as protection to the wearer and to prevent the spread of infection or illness. 

The required protective equipment include face shields, ear-loop masks, cloth masks, handkerchiefs, scarfs, indigenous, reusable or do-it-yourself masks and other similar gear.

The first offense in failing to wear protective gear is a fine of P1,000; for the second offense the fine is P3,000 and for the third or for repeatedly violating the ordinance the fine is P5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months. -- BAP, GMA News