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San Juan Mayor Zamora reimposes liquor ban, orders strict curfew hours amid MECQ

The local government of San Juan City on Monday reinforced the liquor ban in the city following President Rodrigo Duterte's move to place again Metro Manila under modified enhanced community quarantine.

Mayor Francis Zamora signed City Ordinance No. 54, which reinstates the provisions of City Ordinance No. 24 or "An Ordinance Prohibiting the Selling, Serving And/Or Drinking of Beer, Liquor or Alcoholic Beverage of Any Kind in Designated Places Within the Territorial Jurisdiction of San Juan City During the Period Under Which the Country is Under a State of Calamity Due to COVID-19, Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof."

Aside from that, Zamora also ordered the strict implementation of curfew hours starting from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. amid the MECQ.

"There is a need to strictly implement curfew hours mandated under the MECQ guidelines set forth by the IATF in the City of San Juan," Zamora said.

The curfew will be in place until lifted or revoked by the city council upon recommendation of the mayor.

Aside from the National Capital Region, Duterte also placed the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal under MECQ after medical frontliners had asked for a two-week stricter quarantine status so they could rest and recalibrate strategies to fight COVID-19. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News