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Many establishments have resumed operations after we shifted to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Naturally, employees were called back to work in their respective offices.

Some will be traveling using their vehicles. While others are forced to choose between using public transit or going on foot to move around the city.

Despite the government’s new quarantine measures to accommodate the traffic build-up, commuters can’t help but worry about how social distancing can be done in this “new normal.”

While our government is coming up with ways to address our concerns, it is up to us to protect ourselves while commuting–in the meantime.

Here are tips from doctors on how to keep yourself safe on public transit:


Follow Common Safety Protocols

Don’t forget to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.


Carry a hand sanitizer

Use a hand sanitizer or alcohol pads to disinfect your hands frequently.


Stay home if needed

If your employers allow you to work from home, please do. Remember to also stay at home when experiencing any symptoms.


Commute on off-hours

Go during times where fewer people are using public transit systems.


Avoid public transit

If possible, avoid public transit and find alternatives to travel to work like cycling and carpooling.


Shift to cashless transactions

Go cashless to limit the amount of contact with train operators and cashier.