Philippines allows dine-in restaurants to operate up to 9 pm

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 23 2020 01:13 PM

Philippines allows dine-in restaurants to operate up to 9 pm 1
Restaurant employees and owners at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City show how they implement minimum health standards and distancing rules on June 15, 2020. The Department of Trade and Industries inspected restaurants for dine-in services during the general quarantine. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA-- The public can dine in restaurants until 9 p.m., Malacañang said on Tuesday as the government further relaxed restrictions for food establishments.

The government's pandemic task force extended dining hours after community quarantine curfew hours were shortened to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said.

The government previously set an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.

"Hinabaan pa po ang pagkain sa mga restaurant hanggang 9 o'clock ng evening," Roque said in a Palace press briefing. 

(Dining in restaurants is allowed until 9 o'clock in the evening.)

Restaurants in general community quarantine or GCQ areas are allowed to operate their dine-in services at only up to 30 percent of store capacity while those in modified GCQ or MGCQ areas can operate up to half of store capacity.

Food establishments and customers are required to adhere to minimum health standards such as physical distancing and the wearing of face masks.