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IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila under ECQ v3.0

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IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila under ECQ v3.0

ALONE. A vehicle cruises along the usually traffic-prone EDSA in Quezon City, now almost empty of cars and commuters.

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The latest ECQ is the third round of hard lockdowns in Metro Manila. The previous ECQs were enforced in March 2020 and March 2021.

The National Capital Region returned to a rigid enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on Friday midnight, August 6. The lockdown would be enforced until August 20.

The latest ECQ is the third round of hard lockdowns clamped on Metro Manila and nearby areas. Similar strict lockdowns were enforced in March 2020 and March 2021.

The national government aimed to prevent the spread of the more transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant that is said to be 40% to 60% more infectious than the Alpha variant first detected in the United Kingdom.

The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday, that the Delta variant was now present in all 17 local government units of Metro Manila.

Check out how the streets of Metro Manila looked during the first day of ECQ, in photos:  

APORs ONLY. Pasay City police check commuters inside public transportations at a checkpoint along EDSA at the start of the implementation of ECQ in NCR.
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VIOLATORS. Some Vietnamese and Chinese nationals were issued tickets for violating the public safety hours by the Pasay City police at a quarantine control point in EDSA.
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STRANDED. Families set up temporary sleeping areas at the entrance of the NorthPort Passenger Terminal in Manila after their voyage was rescheduled due to quarantine lockdowns in some provinces in Visayas.
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FIRST FRIDAY. Quiapo church devotees skip First Friday mass as religious gatherings are not allowed during ECQ.
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GHOST TOWN. Bargain shops in Divisoria, Manila will be closed for two weeks.
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RUSH HOUR. A passenger prepares to board the MRT-3. The IATF retained the current supply of public utility vehicles but these must not exceed 50% capacity.
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ROUTINE CHECK. A police officer inspects a public transportation to make sure physical distancing is being observed by commuters.
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SPECIAL CONCERN LOCKDOWN. Kristong Hari in Brgy. UP Campus, Quezon City is placed on lockdown after six residents were tested positive of COVID-19.
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TINY BUBBLE. BFP and police personnel of Bacoor inspect vehicles crossing the border of NCR and Cavite province.
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BORDER CONTROL. Members of the Quezon City Police District ask motorists for proper identification before letting them pass the boundary of Quezon City and Rizal Province along Batasan-San Mateo Road.
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LOG JAM. Motorists from Quezon City pile up at a quarantine control point as Manila Police District officers inspect for credentials before allowing them to enter the capital city.
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