Religious gatherings allowed up to 10% capacity in Metro Manila — Palace

Filipinos flock inside Quiapo Church for Ash Wednesday (Photo by DZRH Boy Gonzales)

Religious gatherings in Metro Manila are now allowed to accommodate to at least 10% of the venue’s capacity, the Malacañang announced Tuesday.

During a press briefing, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said this was among the agreement of the 17 Metro Manila mayors.

Metro Manila alongside Bulacan, Batangas, Tacloban, and Bacolod were placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting September 1 in order to combat the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Iligan was placed under a stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

The following establishments will also be allowed to reopen in NCR subject to the discretion of the local government units:

  • testing, tutorial and review centers
  • gyms, fitness centers and sports facilities
  • dermatological clinics offering aesthetic procedures
  • other personal care services
  • pet grooming services
  • drive-in cinemas

Roque said local government units in Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal have the discretion to implement rules on the reopening of internet cafes.

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