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Traffic enforcers, street sweepers get 30-min break

/ 05:08 AM May 08, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Traffic enforcers and street sweepers under the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be given a “heatstroke break” daily, as the heat index soars in Metro Manila during summer.

For every eight-hour shift, traffic aides and street sweepers will be allowed to take a 30-minute break.

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“The said heatstroke break time shall be done alternately by those who are assigned in a particular area to maintain visibility of traffic enforcers and street sweepers and to ensure field operations are not hampered,” according to an MMDA memorandum. I

n case the heat index reaches 40 degrees Celsius and higher, traffic aides and sweet sweepers may take a break for another 15 minutes. The memorandum will be in effect until the end of May.

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