Minors will be barred from traveling domestically in an effort to tame rising COVID-19 infections, an official from the National Task Force said Wednesday.
Only individuals aged 18 to 65 will be permitted to travel locally, said NTF Spokesperson Restituto Padilla.
"Walang paghihigpit sa domestic movement maliban po sa mga bata. Meron na pong anunsiyo na paghihigpit po at ibabalik po natin ang pagbabawal sa lahat ng 17 years old and below. At ganun din po sa 65 years old and above," he told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.
The capital region's mayors on Tuesday prohibited minors from going out of their homes for the next two weeks due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Previously, authorities allower children aged 10 to 14 to go out in modified general community quarantine areas.