Thousands of employees required to report back to their workplaces braved the threat of COVID-19 as restrictions were eased in the country’s capital region to restart the economy.
Workers struggled to commute to their offices even as public transportation was allowed to partially resume after months of closure. Commuters endured long lines and extended waiting time just to be able to get a ride. Metro Manila roads are again choked with traffic.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the national government did not promise it can provide rides for all workers, but at the same time, sought for more understanding from the public.