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Taguig implements shorter curfew hours

Philippine Information Agency
22 Oct 2020, 21:38 GMT+10

PARAnAQUE CITY, Oct. 22 (PIA) -- Taguig City is implementing shorter curfew hours following the agreement between Metro Manila mayors, except for Navotas.

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano announced the new curfew hours 12:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m., during his COVID-19 Weekly Report on Wednesday.

Cayetano said new curfew would allow business establishments to continue operating for longer hours and in turn, help boost the economy.

"Ang isang importanteng hakabang ngayon ay gabayan, tulungan ang mga negosyo na makapagbukas para makabalik na sa trabaho ang marami nating kababayan," said Cayetano.

The mayor signed Executive Order No. 16, which temporarily restricts unnecessary travel within the city during the curfew hours upon the recommendation of the Economic Development Cluster to gradually reopen the economy.

According to Cayetano, the local government will continue to coordinate with restaurant owners, and other business establishments to help with gradual opening of the economy.

However, the mayor stressed that bars and clubs in the city are still not allowed to operate even with the shorter curfew hours.

As of October 21, Taguig City has one of the lowest numbers of active cases in Metro Manila. Monitoring 179 active COVID-19 cases. (PIA-NCR)

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