WATCH: Lockdown begins for both Metro Manila and Cainta

Bea Cupin
WATCH: Lockdown begins for both Metro Manila and Cainta
There are differences in the way the community quarantine is enforced even within the same locality – in this case, Cainta in Rizal

MANILA, Philippines – Across Metro Manila on Sunday, March 15, local officials, police, barangay workers, and health personnel differed in the implementation of “community quarantine” checkpoints meant to minimize movement to and from the megacity.

It is an attempt to abate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

But there were differences in the way the quarantine was enforced even within the same locality – in this case, Cainta in Rizal.

Here’s how the first day of the quarantine – for both Metro Manila and Cainta – turned out, and how commuters should brace themselves for the inevitable heavy traffic at the checkpoints. – Rappler.com

Bea Cupin

Bea is a senior multimedia reporter who covers national politics. She's been a journalist since 2011 and has written about Congress, the national police, and the Liberal Party for Rappler.