Following the continued downward trend of active cases in Metro Manila, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) has decided to impose shorter curfew hours.

Starting today, the MMC, together with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), announced that curfew hours in Metro Manila have been shortened. Instead of the curfew starting at 10:00 PM and ending at 4:00 AM, it now takes place between 12:00 AM until 4:00 AM.

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MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said that all 17 Metro Manila local chief executives unanimously approved the shortened curfew hours.

“Everything is going down. The number of COVID-19 cases are declining as well as the reproduction rate, according to DOH data and OCTA Research. In light of the recent developments particularly the steady decrease of active cases, the curfew hours being presently implemented in the NCR under Alert Level 4 has to be adjusted,” said Abalos.

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Thanks to the shortened curfew hours, motorists that usually come home late can now breathe a sigh of relief. They can now come home at a later time without having to worry about violating curfew. Since we are still in a pandemic, it would be best to head home right away, especially if you don't have anything important to do.

Despite the shorter curfew, the MMDA said that Metro Manila will still be under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with Alert Level 4 instead of the more relaxed Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).