Quezon City to shorten curfew hours, allow limited dine-in


Posted at Jun 14 2020 09:49 PM

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MANILA - Quezon City will shorten curfew hours and allow restaurants to resume dine-in services starting June 15, Monday.

In a memorandum released on Sunday, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the city’s “public safety hours” will be adjusted to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting on Monday.

“During these hours, all persons should be at home, except for those still out for purposes of work, or dealing with emergencies, or for purposes of air/sea travel as shown by tickets," Belmonte's memo said.

The new curfew is shorter than the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew that has been in effect since March 15--the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Restaurants will also be allowed to again serve dine-in customers, but will be required to keep a logbook of the names and contact numbers of all their customers, as well as restaurant staff directly handling food orders or product purchases.

“Food couriers providing pickup and delivery services in respect of food establishments shall also maintain a list of the names and contact numbers of (i) all customer orders and (ii) all persons directly handling food orders or product purchases,” the memo added.

These lists should be readily available to City health officials at any time for contact tracing purposes, it added.

Face masks will also be required for both restaurant staff and customers, who may remove their face masks only while eating and drinking.

Physical distancing should also be observed, and all establishments should have hand sanitizing or washing stations at each entrance and exit.

Establishments shall subject all individuals entering to thermal scanning, and individuals with temperatures exceeding 37.5° C barred from entering and referred to medical assistance, the memo said.

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to announce new community quarantine measures on Monday.