Metro Manila mayors have agreed to reduce the curfew hours in Metro Manila to 12 midnight to 4 a.m. except for the Navotas City, Metro Manila Council (MMC) Chairman and Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said on Monday.

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Olivarez said during an interview over CNN Philippines that this agreement was reached with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) during the MMC’s weekly meeting on Sunday night, October 18.

“Ang recommendations din po ng atin pong Metro Manila Council, at nandoon po lahat ng ating mayor, na i-maintain po yung protocol na sinasabi ng IATF na 12 o’clock to 4 o’clock in the morning (The MMC with all the mayors who were there has recommended to accept the IATF proposal for reduced curfew hours),” he disclosed.

Olivarez said only Navotas City decided to keep its curfew hours of 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Aside from the reduced curfew hours, Olivarez said the Metro Manila mayors have also agreed to increase the capacity of churchgoers in the National Capital Region (NCR).

“We will be increasing the capacity of all the churchgoers. Now it is 10 percent, it will be 30 percent,” the MMC chairman said.

Olivarez also reminded the public that all cemeteries will be closed from October 29 to November 5.

He assured that each city in Metro Manila has its own guidelines andwill not allow overcrowding in all cemeteries.

“We will implement the physical distancing among the visitors in all memorial parks,” he said.

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