The First Workday Under MECQ Is Here, And the Photos Are Crazy

See photos from Metro Manila's first workday under MECQ.

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Last Saturday was the first day of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, but today marks the first workday under the new quarantine rules. 

On Sunday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque reminded people to continue following health protocols.

"We advise the public not to be complacent and to follow health protocols set by authorities after we received reports of people who trooped to the malls with complete disregard of social/physical distancing measures on the first day of our shift from enhanced community quarantine to modified enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine in Luzon," he said in a statement.

More: What Is Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine or MECQ?

"Stay at home, go out to do essential work or when authorized as we ramp up testing. We must continue to be vigilant of the risks of COVID-19, conduct proper hygiene, wear face mask or face shield, and observe social or physical distancing," Roque continued.


With public transportation like trains, buses, and jeepneys still largely prohibited, Metro Manila's streets were expectedly full of private vehicles. Check out more photos below.

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