It will now be easier for Manila residents to buy and wolf down their favorite midnight snacks after Mayor Isko Moreno allowed 24/7 food delivery in his city.
Moreno signed Executive Order No. 35 last night to allow round-the-clock delivery service to jumpstart Manila’s economy, which, like the rest of the Philippines, has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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 [a] stimulus of economic growth,” the mayor said in his order.
He said that restaurants are allowed to operate beyond the city’s curfew hours as long as they “shall cater only to those authorized persons outside of residence.” Food establishments can allow up to 30% capacity for dine-in services.
The general community quarantine has been reimposed in Metro Manila, and along with it is the implementation of an 8pm to 5am curfew in the entire region. The quarantine is expected to end on Aug. 31, and the national government can choose to extend or change it into a stricter or looser lockdown.
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