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Drinking, selling liquor allowed again in San Juan starting Sept. 16

The San Juan City government on Wednesday announced that it will lift its ban against sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks starting September 16 amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

However, City Mayor Francis Zamora clarified that drinking in public places is still not allowed.

"It is still prohibited to drink in public places such as roads, parks etc. For everyone's information and guidance,"  Zamora wrote on Facebook.

Aside from this, Zamora reminded its constituents that curfew hours will be from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Those not covered by the curfew are health workers, frontline personnel, law enforcers, local government personnel, private sector personnel, public utility vehicle drivers, delivery services of essential goods, and individuals with emergencies among others.

This as San Juan and 16 other local government units in Metro Manila will be under Alert Level 4, which is the second toughest alert level quarantine system.

As of Sept. 13, 2021, San Juan logged 12,792 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,007 active ones, 11,520 recoveries, and 265 deaths.

—LDF, GMA News