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MMDA Extends Curfew Hours As Delta Variant Threat Looms

MMDA EXTENDS CURFEW – According to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos Jr., curfew hours would extend in Metro Manila.

Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the presence of locally transmitted cases of the new Delta Variant. As such, government officials called for stricter implementation of COVID-19 protocols.

With this, the MMDA said curfew hours in the National Capital Region (NCR) would get extended to 6 hours, from 10:00 p.m to 4:00 a.m. Currently, the curfew hours in the region start from 12:00 – 4:00 a.m.

MMDA Extends Curfew Hours Due To Delta Variant Transmissions

Meanwhile, Abolos, according to an article from ABS-CBN, said:

Meron pa kaming resolution na itinakda, nag-meeting lang kami kahapon, it has to do with curfew. Hanggang mapirmahan na lahat ia-announce ko na lang later on about it sa Metro Manila

Last month, 17 Metro Manila mayors agreed to reduce curfew hours from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. beginning June 15 to stimulate economic activity after the region’s COVID-19 infection rate and hospital bed capacity fell. Previously, curfew hours began at 10 p.m.

The Department of Health confirmed local transmission of the Delta variant earlier this week, which was first discovered in India and caused a catastrophic spread of the virus there.

In the Philippines, 47 cases of the variant have been reported so far. There have been 36 recoveries, three fatalities, and eight active cases.

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