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Caloocan Imposes Longer Curfew Due To Increased Cases In Metro Manila

CALOOCAN IMPOSES LONGER CURFEW – Recently, Metro Manila has seen an increase in the number of daily coronavirus cases.

According to OCTA research group, this may be due to the presence of “mutations of concerns” in the province. Earlier, the Department of Health confirmed new cases of the South African and UK virus strains.

As such, local government officials in Caloocan ordered longer curfew hours in a bid to ease the rising cases. During an interview with ABS-CBN, Mayor Oscar Malapitan said:

Merong kaming inilbas kagabi, paiigtingin namin ‘yung quarantine pass, hihigpitan namin ng konti paglabas ng tao, saka ‘yung curfew muli ibinalik ko sa 10 p.m. to 4 a.m

Caloocan Imposes Longer Curfew Starting March 10

Furthermore, the Mayor said that Health Workers and those working in food delivery services need only present their company ID in they get stopped by authorities.

Meanwhile, the new Executive order 010-2021 adjusts the curfew hours of 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. starting on March 10, Wednesday.

Due to the increase of cases, the OCTA Research groups warns of a possible 5,000-6,000 daily cases in the country. This would be primarily due to the more infectious South African and UK virus variants.

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