Wearing of face masks is now voluntary in the Philippines

Wearing face masks in indoor and outdoor settings is now voluntary in the Philippines after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. signed executive order no.07 on Friday, October 28, 2022.

click the photo to read the whole executive order no. 07

Please note that under the order, wearing face masks is still mandatory in healthcare facilities, medical transport vehicles, and public transportation.

The elderly, persons with comorbidities, immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women, unvaccinated individuals, and symptomatic persons are not required to wear face masks however they are "encouraged" to do so.

Minimum public health standards (MPHS) to prevent COVID-19 spread will continue to be implemented.

Local government units are also required to report to the health department their vaccination status.


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