Longer curfew in Metro Manila stays, outdoor exercises allowed under MECQ

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) — The curfew hours of 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. in Metro Manila will stay as the region slightly eases restrictions beginning Saturday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced on Friday.

Exercising outdoors while wearing face masks will be allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Metro Manila, which is currently under a hard lockdown, will ease to modified enhanced community quarantine on August 21 to 31.

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Indoor and al fresco or outdoor dining, as well as personal care services such as beauty parlors, barbershops, and nail spas are still prohibited. Religious gatherings is still strictly virtual.