Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos said local chief executives have agreed to implement unified curfew hours from starting April 12 until the end of MECQ on April 30.
Abalos said under the new rules approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, local governments now have the power to adjust curfew hours in the National Capital Region.
The Metro Manila Council, composed of the 17 local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila, is the policy- making body of the MMDA.
Authorized persons outside of residence remain exempted from the curfew, the council said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry said outdoor dining will be allowed in areas under MECQ but only at 50 percent capacity.
It added that diagonal seating or tables with acrylic dividers shall be implemented. (PIA NCR)
By Jimmyley E. Guzman