PNP To Ease Enforcement Of Curfew For Violators In Metro Manila
PNP TO EASE CURFEW ENFORCEMENT – Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, officials of Metro Manila imposed a uniformed curfew.
Recently, OCTA research group warned of a possible spike in the number of daily COVID-19 cases. Primarily, this was due to the presence of “mutations of concern” in the Philippines.
These strains were found to be more contagious and more resistant to vaccines. Furthermore, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a “homegrown” COVID-19 variant endemic to Central Visayas.
READ: COVID-19 Strain Endemic To Central Visayas: P.3 (Philippine Variant)
Currently, the Philippines is seeing a similar spike in cases much like in August when the virus peaked. Because of this, officials imposed a 2-week curfew in the entirety of Metro Manila.
However, unlike last year, the Manila Police said they would ease up on their enforcement. According to an article from ABS-CBN, Metro Manila Police chief. Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said:
We will exercise maximum tolerance pa rin para naman mapagbigyan, baka ‘yung iba hindi alam na we will implement a uniform curfew sa buong Metro Manila
But, he emphasized that the police would be strict for violators of basic health protocols such as non-wearing of face masks/shields, and breaking social distancing.
Meanwhile, those allowed to go outside during curfew hours are essential workers, authorized persons outside their residence (APORs), and those with emergencies.
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