Metro Manila mayors have agreed to synchronize curfew hours, from 10pm to 5am, for two weeks starting Monday, March 15, to help arrest a surge in coronavirus infections, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced.
Authorities have also locked down some barangays and kept condominiums under tight watch as daily cases have surged to levels not seen since October 2020.
The chairman of the MMDA, Benhur Abalos, announced the uniform curfew, citing the consensus of Metro Manila mayors during a meeting late Thursday. “Ginawa ito para hindi na malito ang tao, para magkaisa na lang,” Abalos told reporters.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government previously called on mayors of the capital region to implement a uniform curfew policy to make public compliance easier.
NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.