Philippine COVID-19 Caseloads Surge, Curfews in Place

Metro Manila has imposed a uniform curfew hours after the COVID-19 surge in the country.

The Metro Manila mayors have agreed to have a unified curfew hour from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting March 15.

Meanwhile, the cities of Mandaue, Cebu, and Lapu-Lapu in the Visayas are also eyeing a uniform lockdown.

More than 9,000 cops were deployed in National Capital Region (NCR) to strictly monitor the curfew hours violators.

A total of 1,449 violators were arrested on the first day of the re-implementation of curfew hours in Metro Manila, while 547 curfew violators were initially issued warnings and were subsequently released. the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday.

To date, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,404 new cases pushing the country’s total active cases to 53,479, as well as the total number of cases to 626,893.

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