The face shield requirement stands.

Malacañang on Monday night said that the wearing of face shields was still required, citing a directive from President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Acting on the advice of health experts and in view of the Delta variant, PRRD declared that the wearing of face shields, both indoor and outdoor, is still mandatory,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a tweet.



Duterte earlier issued an order abolishing the face shield requirement and only making it mandatory in hospitals.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases later made an appeal to continue the requirement of face shields in enclosed and indoor spaces, including hospitals, schools, workplaces, commercial establishments, public transport and terminals and places of worship.

Earlier on Monday, Roque said Duterte would address the nation to talk about the face shield requirement.

“Kaugnay nito, mamayang gabi ay magkakaroon ng Talk to the People Address kung saan ang polisiya sa face shields ang isa sa mga pag-uusapan,” he said.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles also said that Duterte would issue a memorandum about the use of face shields. John Ezekiel J. Hirro