The Philippines raised Code Red Sub-Level 2 over the COVID-19 threat.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will impose a curfew in the National Capital Region as part of community quarantine measures to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread.
In press conference, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia announced on Saturday that all the mayors in Metro Manila agreed to issue a resolution to impose a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting March 15 until April 14.
Garcia, however, clarified that those covered by the curfew are non-essential activities such as “‘yung mga gumigimik lang, kung saan-saan nagpupunta, nakikibarkada, nakiki-party. Lahat ‘yan bawal na muna.”
Exempted from the curfew are all workers.
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The MMDA official also said no arrest will be done, but only verbal apprehension.
The government raised the Code Red Sub-Level 2 alert on Thursday due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country.
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President Rodrigo Duterte announced tougher measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including work and class suspensions as well as travel restrictions, as part of a "community quarantine" in Metro Manila.
The Palace released on Saturday the guidelines on social distancing and community quarantine in Metro Manila covering class cancellations, travel restrictions, transportation guidelines, among others.
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Source: GMA News, PhilStar