Effective tonight at midnight, March 15, 2020, the entire Metro Manila will be placed on a community quarantine, as part of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases's (IATF-EID) Resolution number 11, which recommends such an undertaking in an effort to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
The community quarantine is expected to be lifted one (1) month from tonight, on April 14, 2020, also at midnight. Travel will be restricted to essential movements only. This means no more late-night bar-hopping and weekend leisure motorcycle rides. A curfew will also be in place between 8 PM to 5 AM daily.
For those that regularly have to enter and exit Metro Manila to get to work or medical access, below are the roads where government authorities will put checkpoints in place. These are meant to implement the quarantine measures and to control entry and exit into and out of the metropolitan area. The government also advises to have a company and government-issued IDs ready to hasten the identification process by the authorities.
Radial Roads 1-10
Roxas Blvd., Taft Avenue, Aguinaldo Highway, Kalayaan Avenue, Shaw BLVD and Ortigas Ext., Magsaysay Blvd., Marikina-Infanta Highway (Marilaque), Espana Blvd., Commonwealth Avenue, Dimasalang St., Rizal Avenue, McArthur Highway, and Mel Lopez Blvd.
Circumferential Roads (C-1 to C6)
CM Recto Avenue, Pedro Casal Street, Ayala Avenue, Finance Drive and Burgos Avenue, Capulong St., Tayuman St, Lacson, and Quirino Avenue, C-3 Road, 5th Avenue, Sgt. Rivera Avenue, G. Araneta Avenue, Ayala Avenue and Gil Puyat Avenue; C-4, Samson Road, EDSA, Tandang Sora Avenue, Congressional Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, Bonny Serrano Avenue, E. Rodriguez Avenue, C-5 and C-5 Ext., C-6, and Laguna Lake Highway
North Luzon Expressways (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (MCX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), Skyway, and NAIA Expressway,
Again, the authorities wish to reiterate to the citizenry to exercise social distancing. If it is not work-related or is not an emergency, just stay home to keep yourself and your family safe against COVID-19.