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Earlier departure for first trains, later departure for last trains
The LRT-2 resumed regular hours today, May 1, after weeks of truncated operations due to a high number of COVID-19 cases among personnel.The first trains now depart from both Santolan and Recto stations at 5am. The last train from
Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s Karnataka plants will also remain closed until May 14
The pandemic situation in India is arguably at its lowest point at the moment. COVID-19 cases continue to rise and hospitals continue to grow overwhelmed by the day, making it more and more difficult to address the oxygen shortage.And as
The country is currently battling the world’s biggest surge in COVID-19 cases
As you may have seen in the news, India is currently battling the world's biggest surge in COVID-19 cases-a week ago, it was logging over 300,000 new cases in a day. Hospitals are already overwhelmed, and there is
According to a Cabinet secretary
Essential workers, apart from medical frontliners, can get vaccinated for COVID-19 as early as May, a top Cabinet official said Monday as the Philippines awaits more vaccines.Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles, who co-chairs the government's inter-agency task force
First and last trips depart from terminus stations at 6am and 6pm, respectively
Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases among its frontline personnel, the Light Rail Transit Authority has announced that LRT-2 operating hours will be shortened from April 17 to 30.The first trains of the day will depart from the
More are on the way
For some, the fear of passing COVID-19 on to a family member is just as big as that of catching the virus itself. We've all heard stories of entire households becoming infected, and the anxiety of bringing the coronavirus into
Don’t leave them in your car, for starters
Face shields have become a necessity here in the Philippines over the past couple of months. Due to government regulation (was there strong scientific basis, though?), there's simply no way you'll be able to get around without wearing one (though
The agency will not resume operations under modified ECQ
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that all its offices in Greater Manila-Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal-will remain closed for the rest of the month. If you were planning to head out to an LTO office anytime
No new modes of transport will be added—only new provincial bus and PUJ routes
The government just announced that Greater Manila will go under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until April 30, 2021. While Malacañang has yet to discuss the differences between ECQ and MECQ, some clarifications have already been made in the transport sector.
Be advised
The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that active-transport users-cyclists, EKS users-are not required to wear face shields. The agency emphasized that this could pose potential safety risks on the road for these people.As stated in
“A good rule of thumb: Assume anyone riding with you to be infectious”
There are universal standard precautions for personally protecting yourself from contagious diseases depending on the mode of transmission. For most infectious diseases, direct contact is a common way of getting it. This means staying in an enclosed space, like inside a car,
Uh oh
Well, this is hardly a good look for the public transport system. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), recent COVID-19 testing among rail line personnel has yielded a whopping 522 positive results.Of that figure, 117 positive cases came from
Those in the market for a brand-new Geely should take note
Geely has been aggressively expanding its dealer network over the past several months, and it is now opening yet another showroom. This time around, though, the Chinese carmaker is going digital.Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has just announced that its new
Be advised
The second edition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Greater Manila has just officially been extended until April 11, 2021. This means several non-essential establishments will remain closed for at least another week.Essential stores and services, however, will be available
Provided you follow a few guidelines
Yes, you can bike outdoors for exercise despite the Greater Manila Area being under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) made this clear enough on social media last week.A clarification needs to be made, though, after reports
The vehicle has just obtained PQS prequalification from the WHO
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its partner companies have taken big steps forward in the fight against this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A Land Cruiser 78 with a dedicated refrigerator for vaccine transportation has just obtained Performance, Quality, and Safety (PQS) prequalification.
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