Metro Manila mayors have agreed to close all cemeteries in Metro Manila from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Benhur Abalos said on Tuesday.

According to Abalos, the mayors unanimously voted for the closure of cemeteries, columbaria and memorial parks on Undas.

On dates earlier than Oct. 29 and later than Nov. 2, cemeteries, columbaria and memorial parks will be permitted to accept visitors but only at 30 percent capacity.

“Baka pwedeng ngayon pa lang, pumunta na, para hindi magkahawahan,“ Abalos said.

Metro Manila will also implement shorter curfew hours starting Oct. 13; from 12 midnight to 4 a.m.

Abalos said Metro Manila had 17,926 active Covid-19 cases as of Oct. 8, almost half of September 16’s 38,471 active tally.

Vaccination remains high in the region, with almost 77 percent of the target population fully vaccinated.

“Ang target po namin is by Nov. 10, ito’y magiging 86 percent na with two dose sa Metro Manila. Kayang-kaya po nito,” he said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro