The Department of Information and Communications Technology warned Private Express and Messengerial Delivery Service operators who violate the government’s guidelines on handling and delivering basic goods and necessities amid the community quarantine.
The DICT said it received several complaints regarding the actions and protocols of some of these operators and reminded them “to strictly comply with the guidelines and directives… [if they want to] continue their operations for the delivery of basic goods and necessities amidst the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.”
The department said social distancing of couriers or messengers is mandatory and should be strictly observed. It said operators are also obliged to ensure that their staff is equipped with precautionary and protective equipment like face masks, gloves, and alcohol, among others.
Violators “will be sanctioned with the appropriate penalties,” the DICT said.