MMDA bans minors in NCR from going outdoors due to rising COVID-19 cases

MMDA bans minors in NCR from going outdoors due to rising COVID-19 cases

- With the surge of COVID-19 cases, our government has started to implement stricter measures in order to combat the situation

-As announced by MMDA, minors will no longer be allowed outdoors for two weeks beginning on March 7, 2021

- MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, said that the new measure has been agreed upon by the mayors in Metro Manila

- He also explained that they are enforcing age restrictions to contain the transmission of the virus and further said that their directives will change depending on the COVID-19 statistics they have gathered

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced today that only people aged 18-65 years old will be allowed outdoors due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

According to MMDA, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) is drafting a resolution prohibiting minors from going out. This measure will be enforced in all the Local Government Units forming the National Capital Region.

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MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, said that the move has been agreed upon by the mayors in Metro Manila.

The MMDA Chairman also explained that they had to enforce stringent measures in order to contain the massive increase in cases of COVID-19. He also mentioned that they are monitoring the number of cases and that their directives will depend on the statistics they have.

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KAMI also learned that Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto shared his negative COVID-19 test results on social media. The local chief executive decided to undergo RT-PCR swab testing after his driver died last week from COVID-19.

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