MANILA, Philippines – With President Rodrigo Duterte implementing an “enhanced community quarantine effective midnight of Tuesday, March 17 as a measure to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, those working outside the capital region are expected to make a mad dash to their homes.
Conversely, those working in Metro Manila but are living in commuter towns and nearby provinces will also want to leave before the clock strikes 12.
If the traffic buildup earlier on Monday is an indication of what the checkpoints and borders would be like later in the day, will everybody make it home? And for those who don’t, what will happen to them?
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