The curfew in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be from midnight to 4 am starting Tuesday, June 15, the presiding officer of the Metro Manila Council said on Monday, June 14.
Metro Manila has been under a six-hour curfew, from 10 pm to 4 am, since May 1, when the region was under the much stricter modified enhanced community quarantine.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos said all NCR mayors agreed to ease curfew hours, citing the improving COVID-19 daily attack rate and hospital bed occupancy rate in the region.
“Minabuti nila na luwagan in the sense na ang curfew ay i-a-adjust na ng 12 nang gabi. Ito ay magsisimula sa June 15,” Abalos said in an interview with state-run PTV.
(The mayors agreed to ease curfew hours, adjust it to midnight. The change will begin on June 15.)
“This will give more time sa mga taong kakain sa restaurants, sa mga malls na magbukas, sa travel time, at siguro makatulong na nang husto sa ating ekonomiya,” he added.
(The change will give more time for people eating in restaurants, for malls to remain open, for travel. This will be a boost to our economy.)
The announcement came as the current general community quarantine classification in Metro Manila is set to expire on Tuesday.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases will meet Monday afternoon to discuss the community quarantine classifications in the Philippines. – Rappler.com