Mayor Isko Moreno said Manila would soon allow people to bring children below 15 years old outside their homes for "family day" and enjoy the city's reopened tourist spots.
Present regulations only allow people 15 to 65 years old outside their homes in areas under GCQ, or the second lowest quarantine classification. This includes Metro Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte said a downgrade the MGCQ would not happen without a vaccine rollout.
"Aprub," Moreno said of the "family day" proposal. "Of course, we want to support tourism, lalo na ngayon domestic tourism, tayo-tayo nagpapasyalan wala tayong banyagang pumupunta rito."
Asked when children below 15 can leave their homes, Moreno told Teleradyo: "Konti na lang." The public can enjoy open spaces like Intramuros to ensure that health protocols are observed, he said.
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Moreno said local leaders like himself "should be aggressive enough to push as fast as we can with this vaccination plan."