Commuters were greeted by long queues at EDSA bus carousel stations on Monday, the first working day of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
Metro Manila would be under a MECQ since August 21, Saturday, to allow local government units and the national government to mitigate the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant in communities.
According to Tina Panganiban Perez’s report on “24 Oras,” long lines were seen at the Nepa Q Mart in Quezon City.
As early as 4 a.m., the bus station was filled with commuters but buses can only accommodate a limited number of passengers due to health protocols.
Meanwhile, some malls found only a slight increase in consumers because shops and services are still limited during MECQ.
However, more shoppers trooped to Divisoria in Manila, with some customers failing to follow social distancing rules. — DVM, GMA News