Most of the quarantine violators in Laguna were caught for not wearing their face masks or not observing physical distancing.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas earlier ordered all policemen not to literally arrest violators but instead remind them of the need to follow basic health protocols
AT least two thousand Lagunenses have been apprehended by local authorities for violating health protocols since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed over the province earlier this month.
Col. Serafin Petalio II, Laguna provincial police chief said at least 2,983 persons have been confronted for not wearing face masks and face shields and for not observing physical distancing.
Also, 1,359 violators were apprehended outside their residences, police checkpoints, and market areas, the police chief added.
Meanwhile, 35 were apprehended for violation of the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.”
Petalio said the violators paid fines and given a warning for their misdeeds without any physical punishment.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas had earlier ordered all policemen not to arrest violators but instead remind them of the need to follow the basic health protocols.
He also ordered police stations not to accept quarantine violators being referred or turned over by village security officers.
The order came after a curfew violator died after being allegedly mauled by two barangay tanods in Calamba City, Laguna recently.
Metro Manila and the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan had been placed under a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until April 30. (ONT)
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