A government official said on Monday,The Philippines will extend a night curfew in the capital Manila, tightening of curbs in the Southeast Asian country to  a potential surge in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Abalos told in brief , stop the virus for the meantime. What’s important is our hospitals do not get full,” Authorities have deployed police personnel to quarantine checkpoints in Metropolitan Manila, where inbound and outbound  travel will be restricted.

Benjamin Abalos, chair of the region’s governing body said, Metropolitan Manila, already subject to 6 hour curfew from 10:00 p.m. (1400 GMT), will bring forward that curfew by two hours to 8:00 p.m. (1200 GMT). We are only asking for 2 weeks.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said , on Friday The region, home to more than 13 million people, will be placed under strict lockdown from August  6 to 20.

 City councillor David Tumulak told local medi, In the central province of Cebu, the number of cases has overwhelmed healthcare facilities. 2 of Cebu City’s 15 hospitals were at “critical levels,”

 In the Philippines exceeded corona virus cases covid 19  8,000 a day from Friday to Monday. Sunday’s recorded  of counting  8735  infections was the highest since May 28.

A surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant has been rattling parts of Asia, including countries which had been relatively successful at containing the virus. 

Presidential  spokesperson Harry Roque said in brief ,  on Monday Strict quarantine curbs could help cap the number of active COVID-19 cases to around 25,000 by the end of September.

Just 200 cases of the Delta variant had been detected in the community, of which 17 were  active, Philippines Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said, although genome testing capacity in the country is limited.

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