Manila now allows 24/7 operation of food take-out, deliveries amid pandemic

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) - Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed on Wednesday an executive order allowing food take-out and delivery services in the city to operate 24 hours daily despite a pandemic lockdown.

Moreno said this is a “little way” to protect the jobs and businesses in the city.

“The City of Manila sees the need to slowly open the economy in the city, particularly in the food and restaurant industry and to balance this with the demand from the general public, which may serve as stimulus of economic growth,” according to Executive Order No. 35.

The executive order said that all restaurants are allowed to operate beyond the curfew hours of the city, “provided that it shall cater only to those authorized persons outside of residence.”

Meanwhile, as the National Capital Region reverted to general community quarantine, restaurants in the city are again allowed to operate at 30 percent capacity for dine-in while complying to minimum public health protocols.