Minors still not allowed to go out in NCR, says MMDA exec

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia on Thursday announced that minors are still not allowed to go out in Metro Manila, which is still under general community quarantine.

At a virtual press briefing, Garcia said this was agreed upon during a meeting of Metro Manila mayors on Wednesday.

“Unanimous po, 17-0, the mayors will not allow minors to go out,” Garcia said.

Garcia, however, said minors aged 17 and below could go out only if for essential purposes or if they would be having physical exercises.

Garcia said the mayors come up with a decision following a discussion with health experts.

The Department of Health has said children aged 14 years old and below, as well as the elderly aged 66 and above, should still not be allowed to go outside their homes because the threat of COVID-19 pandemic remains.  (MNS)

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