According to City Public Information Officer Jimmy Isidro and Chief-of-Staff of Mayor Carmelita Abalos, 3,000 tricycle drivers have recently been tested in Mandaluyong City. In order to resume operations, all of the tricycle drivers in Mandaluyong City were required to undergo the rapid antibody test after two months under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Out of those 3,000 drivers, 50 have tested positive after the rapid testing.
The 50 tricycle drivers who tested positive after the swab testing have already been placed under isolation and are currently waiting for the results of their confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
According to the new guidelines in Mandaluyong, tricycles are only allowed to take one passenger per ride and a plastic barrier needs to be installed to separate the driver from the passenger. Both the driver and the passenger are required to wear face masks at all times, while drivers are also required to wear gloves. Backriding is still prohibited. The City Council has recently approved a fixed price of 20 pesos.
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