Balik sa bahay: Toby Tiangco reimposes 24-hour curfew for minors

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Minors in Navotas can no longer go outside their homes after Mayor Toby Tiangco reimposed the 24-hour curfew for those aged 18 years old and below.

Tiangco said the city government needs to implement additional measures to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases.

A July 17 report by COVIDKAYA noted a four-fold increase in active cases in Navotas over the past two weeks.

“Each of us wants our life to go back to normal. However, we are facing a pandemic and we need everyone’s support and cooperation in keeping each other safe,” he added.

Earlier, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) passed a resolution allowing children aged 5 and above to go outdoors in areas under general community quarantine and modified GCQ.

Tiangco said he decided to hold off the policy’s implementation due to the steady rise of COVID cases.

“We understand the clamor of some parents to allow children to go out. Inasmuch as we want them to enjoy being outside, we also want them to remain safe in their homes and not risk contracting the disease,” he added.