Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on Restrictions in Manila
MAYOR ISKO MORENO – The Manila Mayor announced the reimposition of the curfew for minors and other restrictions.
The Philippines’ battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. New cases continued to be logged daily and the count increased amid and following the holiday season. The National Capital Region (NCR) is back on Alert Level 3 starting January 3, 2022.
In Manila, Mayor Isko Moreno announced the return of the curfew for minors starting today and as well as the other restrictions in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Manila Mayor had an emergency meeting with the medical sectors and the health authorities in the city.
The active cases in the city reached 574 as of the 2nd day of January 2022. The city has opened its 12 quarantine facilities. Aside from the 530 beds in the quarantine facilities, there are also 200 beds in dormitels.
Based on the report, Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the following restrictions which include the curfew for minors will be implemented in the city starting today in the pursuit to prevent the spread of the virus:
- curfew for minors set from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
- suspension of the face-to-face classes for early childhood, elementary, and high school
- unvaccinated minors and adults will not eb allowed in public transportation vehicles and shopping malls
- 30% operation in Manila City Hall
Mayor Isko asked a favor to the residents of Manila and those who will be coming to the city to do exhibit voluntary discipline and concern to avoid contracting COVID-19. He also assured his constituents of the support and assistance from the local government in these challenging times.
The Manila Mayor stressed that the challenges set by the pandemic and the recently-discovered variant. the Omicron, will be faced in unity. The said new variant was first detected in South Africa. Four (4) cases of the said variant were logged in the Philippines.
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