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MRT3 reverts to 1-meter distancing rule for passengers on train

Physical Distancing Metro Rail Transit Line 3

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 management announced that it reverted to the one-meter-apart distancing rule inside its trains on Saturday, in compliance with President Rogdrigo Duterte's directive.

In a Facebook post, it also reminded the line's passengers that only 153 people are allowed in every train set, or 53 per tram.

Also, wearing of face mask and face shield will be strictly implemented and, as well as the  prohibition of answering phone calls or any communications device, and the no-food and talking rule while on the train.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Saturday morning said that President Rodrigo Duterte decided to keep the one-meter physical distancing inside public transport vehicles.

"Mananatili po ang one-meter distancing sa pampublikong transportasyon," Roque said on government-run PTV4.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday said it will comply with the President's directive.

Likewise, the Department of Health expressed support for President's decision, saying that the one-meter physical distancing policy was based on "minimum health standards." —LBG, GMA News