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.