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RPN : BBM suggests booster shots for PUV drivers

News & Interviews
24 November 2021

By RPN

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is urging the government to administer booster shots to frontline transport workers as the economy gradually reopens amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer said that more public-utility vehicle (PUV) drivers would be required to service the increasing number of people relying on public transportation.

Marcos added that the PUV drivers would require higher levels of protection due to the increased risks of exposure to the coronavirus.

“Drivers and PUV operators are essential workers who are exposed to the risks of Covid-19. They provide a service that is crucial to our economic recovery. It is only fitting that we provide them the added protection that booster shots can provide,” Marcos said.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed an increase in public transport capacity to 70 percent as of November 4.

Marcos also called on the Department of Transportation to work with transport groups to ensure more PUV drivers and operators get their Covid-19 jabs. 30

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