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LOOK: Long queues mark 2nd day of community quarantine in Metro Manila

/ 01:24 PM March 16, 2020
A long queue of people and vehicles has formed as the military officers check every individual's temperature and identification cards on a checkpoint 1

A long queue of people and vehicles forms as the military officers check every individual’s temperature and identification cards on a checkpoint between the boundary of North Caloocan and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan during the first Monday of the Metro Manila lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JAM STA ROSA

MANILA, Philippines — Long queues of people and vehicles marked the second day of the implementation of the community quarantine in Metro Manila, as the government moves to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Checkpoints were set up by authorities at 56 major thoroughfares, manned by police and military, going in and out of Metro Manila, keeping people from leaving and entering the capital region unless they are included in the government’s list of exemptions for the community quarantine.

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Exemptions include workers, passengers transiting to airports for travel abroad, health personnel, authorized government officials, and those traveling for medical and humanitarian purposes, persons providing basic services and public utilities, and essential skeletal workforce in government offices.

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Following the guidelines of the lockdown, the cops have been tasked to keep people from leaving and entering the region, unless they fit the government’s list of exemptions, including workers, health personnel, authorized government officials, and people traveling for medical and humanitarian reasons. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JAM STA ROSA

Authorities will be stricter in enforcing the community quarantine in its second day of implementation, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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On Monday morning, PNP deputy chief for operations Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar inspected some border checkpoints to ensure that protocols are being observed by the police.

The community quarantine took effect on Sunday and will end on April 14.

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Philippine National Police Deputy Chief for Operations PLtGen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar inspects Metro Manila Community Quarantine Checkpoints at the boundary of Meycauayan, Bulucan and Malanday, Valenzuela City, March 16, 2020. Niño Jesus Orbeta/INQUIRER

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