Quarantine Life: Manila On Lockdown { 20 images } Created 13 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is among the deadliest infectious diseases to have emerged in recent history, covering all parts of the globe. First identified as a new disease in China in December 2019, The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March, 2020.On 16 March, 2020, the government of the Philippines imposed an enhanced community quarantine in all of Luzon and the surrounding islands, which was effectively a total lockdown, restricting the movement of the population except for necessity, work and health circumstances, which came two days after the implementation of community quarantine in Metro Manila. Additional restrictions mandated temporary closure of non-essential shops, commercial and retail businesses, schools and universities, banning of public events and travel, and social distancing and wearing of masks (later face shields) was mandated used whenever outdoors.
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