Farm work still requires face masks, shields in Bulacan

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CITY OF MALOLOS — Farmers and fishermen are not exempted from an ordinance requiring every Bulacan resident and worker to wear face masks and face shields in public, but only when they are working in groups.

Rice fields and rivers are defined as public places in Provincial Ordinance No. 89-2020, a health regulation that was approved on Thursday by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Bulacan Provincial Board) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Farmers and fishermen need both a mask and shield because some are unable to observe physical distancing when they are out in the fields or in the sea, said lawyer Emily Isidro-Viceo, a board member who serves as vice chai…

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