Defensor disagrees proposal to do away with face shields

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Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. opposed the proposal to scrap the policy requiring people to wear face shields in public settings.

Earlier, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno asked the national government to revisit such a policy and to only require the use of face shields in hospitals to reduce people’s “expenses and concerns.”

Defensor said wearing face shields is important, especially for those who take public transportation and mall-goers. (

Face shields may, however, be waived in offices where there’s a limited number of people and social distancing could be observed, according to the governor.

As of June 6, Iloilo had 8,648 total confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 1,878 active cases, 6,569 recoveries and 201 casualties.