The 48-hour hard lockdown imposed on Tondo 1 District was a success, with only 281 violators arrested, the Manila Police District (MPD) reported on Tuesday.
The MPD said the number represents only a small portion of the 800,000-strong population of the district.
\Vendors and shoppers headed to Pritil Market as soon as the hard lockdown was lifted at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday. A queue of shoppers formed outside the market. Barangay officials limited the entry of shoppers in the market to ensure social distancing.
At the market, each shopper's body temperature was checked at the lone entrance. Their quarantine passes and valid IDs were also checked.
MPD officers, members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) and the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) patrolled around the market.
Vendors said they were happy the market is open again so they can resume their livelihood.
Before the hard lockdown was lifted, Tondo 1 District's streets were closely guarded by the MPD, the MTPB, and the PNP-SAF.
There were no vehicles and residents on the road.
On the other hand, at the Divisoria Night Market, only a few vendors were seen.
Meanwhile, the Manila City government was able to conduct a total of 1,451 rapid antibody testing for COVID-19 in Tondo 1 during the hard lockdown.
Of this number, 109 persons tested positive. Those tested positive will undergo swab test to confirm if they have COVID-19.
As of 5 p.m. on Monday, there were 583 active COVID-19 cases in Manila.
The highest number of cases were in Sampaloc, followed by Tondo 1, Sta. Cruz, Tondo 2, Paco, and Sta. Mesa.
Meanwhile, in Quezon City, the confirmed number of cases of COVID-19 has ballooned to 1,339 as of May 4, 7 p.m.
In its official Viber page, the city government said cases with complete addresses totaled to 1,191.
Some 1,054 cases were already validated by the city health office's Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.
"As of May 4, 2020, 7 p.m., Quezon City reported six new recoveries. Total number of recoveries in the city is 264," the city government said in a statement.
"As of May 4, 2020, 7 p.m., Quezon City reported three new deaths. Total number of deaths is 132," it added.