Shortened curfew hours for the country? The government is thinking about it
Aside from an adjusted curfew, the government is also eyeing an adjustment to the age group allowed to go out
Oct 15, 2020
In an effort to help boost the country’s economy, Cabinet officials are eyeing shorter curfew hours.
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) October 14, 2020
According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Cabinet officials recommended imposing a curfew between midnight and 4 a.m. As of writing, most LGUs are currently implementing a curfew between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
“This is just a recommendation to [LGUs] since they are the ones that will enforce this through ordinances,” Roque clarified in an interview with PTV4.
In the same interview, Roque noted that more people may be allowed to go out—but that this would still need clarification from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
“I’m confident that the age of 65 will remain, I do not know what age will be allowable for the younger population,” he adds.
Roque made this statement after an IATF-approved presentation listed an age range from 15 to 65 years old as an example for the new age group that will be allowed to go outside.
Header photo by Niño Jesus Orbeta for Philippine Daily Inquirer
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