Slider
Slider

|

Slider

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to be imposed in Metro Manila

Regional News
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

MANILA (The Philippine Star) — The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday announced that a unified curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be implemented by local government units in Metro Manila.

"I understand the mayors voted. There was a majority, that the curfew hours should be 8 [p.m.] to 5 [a.m.]," presidential spokesman Harry Roque told CNN Philippines.

According to Roque, the Covid-19 task force discussed the matter during a meeting Tuesday night.

President Duterte on Monday night reverted Metro Manila and nearby provinces to a general community quarantine or GCQ after placing it under a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ for 13 days at the urging of medical frontliners who called for a time out amid a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Roque, that same day, said Metro Manila mayors were in favor of placing the capital region under GCQ but agreed it should not be as lenient as the scenario before the imposition of MECQ.

With the Department of Health reporting 4,836 additional Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, the national caseload was logged at 169,213 while fatalities were at 2,687.

It has been 156 days since the Philippines was first placed under community quarantine — the longest lockdown in the world.

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider

Read more articles

Visit our Facebook Page

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider