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EDSA almost empty on first day of community quarantine due to COVID-19

Metro Manila's major thoroughfare EDSA looked empty on Sunday morning, hours after authorities implemented a community quarantine as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Photos taken by GMA News reporter James Agustin showed there were hardly any vehicles on EDSA northbound from Ortigas to Cubao at 7:39 a.m.

Police and soldiers have been manning checkpoints at entry points to Metro Manila since 12:00 a.m. Sunday, checking every vehicle and passenger.

This has caused traffic at checkpoints. 

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 111 as of Saturday, the Department of Health said.

The government raised the Code Red Sub-Level 2 alert on Thursday. —KG, GMA News