Metro Manila and nearby provinces (Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) in the Philippines are under a stricter state again, which started on Holy Week, March 29, 2021, because of a nonstop increase in COVID-19 cases. The country has reported 9,839 COVID-19-positive cases on March 27, which led the government to set new rules. It was initially planned to run until April 4, but President Rodrigo Duterte recently ordered extra time of at least one week to try to slow down the increasing number of positive cases. People must be inside their homes before 6 p.m. Events outside houses that have more than 10 people are not allowed. Diners are still open but for take-out and delivery services only. Officers are placed in barriers, and health workers are also currently receiving the first shots of vaccines.