Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reminded food delivery riders to strictly observe minimum public health safety standards and quarantine protocols on Thursday, August 11.
Eleazar issued the statement after receiving reports that some delivery riders are either wearing face masks improperly or smoking while waiting for their clients’ orders.
“I have ordered all chiefs of police and station commanders to coordinate with their local government units and managers of business establishments to tighten their coronavirus disease 2019 protocols,” Eleazar said.
Food delivery riders are considered authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) as restaurants and other food establishments only offer take-out and delivery services in areas such as Metro Manila which is under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
The PNP chief also reminded riders that they can be penalized through LGUs’ ordinances for violations of COVID-19 protocols. – WhatALife.ph