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Commuters, There's Now A One-Seat Apart Rule In Public Transportation

The previous requirement was one meter apart.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has approved imposing a "one-seat apart" rule in public transport, as the economy gradually and carefully restarts from seven months and counting of virus quarantine, his spokesman said. Previously, commuters are required to be spaced one meter apart in buses, trains, and jeeps. According to research, this is the minimum distance needed to effectively prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the economic cluster in the Cabinet recommended "one seat apart" and it was approved during a meeting on Monday.

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