Manila turns into a ghost town amid coronavirus lockdown


Manila turns into a ghost town amid coronavirus lockdown

Following a pandemic announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO), President Duterte announced at a news conference on March 12 that he would block Metro Manila to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

The alert level has been raised to the highest level, saying it is in a critical stage.

This decision prohibits land, air and sea traffic in and out of Metro Manila for 30 days from March 15 to April 14.

During the designated period, it was assumed that administrative functions were to be stopped with minimal maintenance, that public health, legislation and justice were fully functioning, and that public transport within Metro Manila operated in principle. It bans crowded events and closes all schools in Metro Manila until April 12.

Police and the army have border guards at each checkpoint, and are tightly guarded from entering and exiting Manila.


At present, people who live in Manila have been banned from going out at night from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, food has disappeared from the shop, and cashiers have a line waiting more than 3 hours. Is confused.

And the suspension of government has stopped our biggest concern, the acquisition of various financial licenses.

We expect that a lot of things will start to move as the license acquisition, which is coming in a little while, is completed, and I am very sorry that this will delay business progress.

However, we will continue to do what we can now, respecting the Philippine government’s decision to stop the spread of the virus throughout the country.

We will keep you informed of the progress of the project, so please understand the situation and thank you for your continued support of the Mango Project.

Mango Team