Parañaque imposes 24-hour curfew

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Posted at Mar 23 2020 08:32 AM | Updated as of Mar 23 2020 10:05 AM

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A member of the PNP NCRPO Battalion inspects the IDs of jeepney passengers passing through coastal road in Parañaque on March 15, 2020. Authorities enforced a community quarantine within Metro Manila following the order of President Duterte to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The city of Parañaque has imposed a "24-hour" curfew, its mayor said Monday as Luzon remains under lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Local officials in the city have given a home quarantine pass to each family which allows only 1 member to go outside and buy essential supplies, according to mayor Edwin Olivarez, also chairman of the Metro Manila Mayors' Council.

"Inimplement na po namin ang 24-hour curfew para po sa ating enhanced community quarantine," he told radio DZMM.

Other mayors of the capital region are also considering to impose a round-the-clock curfew, Olivarez said. They are set to meet Monday morning, he added.

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The mayors earlier approved an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew during Luzon's lockdown.

As of Sunday, there were 380 cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, including 25 deaths and 17 recoveries.