Motorists don’t need swab test results to pass through NLEX

The NLEX Corporation refutes the false information circulating social media
by Leandre Grecia | Aug 5, 2020
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal have all been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) since August 4. This means that stricter guidelines are now back in effect.

These guidelines include the restriction of movement within MECQ areas, as well as the requirement of quarantine passes when going out. These stricter protocols, however, do not entail that motorists must bring with them COVID-19 test results in order to pass through major tollways, as some posts circulating social media may suggest.

We’re emphasizing this because it appears that people have been spreading false information that those who plan on driving through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) must present NPS (swab) test results at all entrances and exits of the tollway.

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The NLEX Corporation has now refuted these claims, and it recently posted an advisory on its Facebook page. The post reads: “We have been made aware of the photo circulating on social media purporting to be a statement from NLEX Corporation. We would like to inform the public that the said statement requesting motorists to present swab test results at our entry and exit points is FAKE NEWS.”

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You can check out the full announcement below:

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So, there you have it. We hope this clears things up. In case you want to read more on the government guidelines during this MECQ period, you can check out this previous story of ours. Likewise, you can also check out the adjusted operating hours of malls in MECQ areas here.

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Motorists should also take note that the Land Transportation Office has extended the registration validity of select vehicles in light of the government’s recent announcements—read more on that here.

For more of our stories on the ongoing crisis, click here. For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.

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PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño
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