IATF imposes 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in Metro Manila, 4 provinces under ECQ
MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has imposed a 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in Metro Manila and four provinces during the one-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Palace spokesman Harry Roque announced Saturday.
The curfew will be enforced in Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, and Rizal starting Monday, March 29 until Sunday, April 4.
“Mas pinaigting din po ang oras ng curfew sa Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Riza at NCR. Ang ating curfew po ay mula 6 p.m. hanggang 5 a.m.” Roque made the announcement over state-run PTV.
This comes a week after the government placed Metro Manila and the four adjacent provinces, known collectively as the “Greater Manila Area” under a general community quarantine (GCQ) bubble from March 22 to April 4.
During the implementation of the ECQ, a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will also be enforced.
The government task force issued the new mandate as the country reels from a surge in COVID-19 cases. As of March 27, the Philippines recorded 9,595 additional cases, driving the active infections to 118,112.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.