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Bank of Taiwan assists staff with COVID-19 return from the Philippines

2021-04-12 14:30

According to philstar GLOBAL, Metro Manila will implement shorter curfew hours starting on April 12, as the capital region reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine.

In a statement April 11, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Benhur Abalos said that Metro Manila mayors have agreed to impose unified curfew hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until the end of April.

Curfew hours in the capital region were previously set from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

This comes as the national government lifted the two-week implementation of enhanced community quarantine—the strictest form of lockdown in the country—in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite.

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Philstar GLOBAL says, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces—dubbed the “NCR Plus” bubble—will be under MECQ starting April 12 until April 30.

Abalos said that authorized persons outside residence (APOR) are still exempted from curfew “provided they show proof of identification or certificate of employment.”

Health authorities reported 11,681 new COVID-19 infections Sunday, taking the caseload to 11,681. Of these, 146,519 are active cases.

The respiratory disease claimed the lives of 14,945 people in the country. 

Kang Fan, vice president of Bank of Taiwan, mentions that Bank of Taiwan held an emergency meeting after learning that their employees were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Philippines. The bank decided to prepare a chartered plane to assist the employees to return to Taiwan. And the employees diagnosed with COVID-19 were sent to hospitals after they arrived in Taiwan.  

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Manila Philippines adjusts curfew hours on April 12. Image courtesy of udn.

(說明:Manila Philippines adjusts curfew hours on April 12. Image courtesy of udn. )

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