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305 people returning from Metro Manila stopped in Camarines Sur checkpoint

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:34 AM March 26, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– More than 300 people returning from Metro Manila were stopped at police checkpoints in Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province following the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine to bar the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

A report reaching the Bicol Interagency Task Force (BIATF) said 305 people were caught crossing the closed border at the Bicol-Quezon boundary.

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The report said the stranded persons were in various holding areas in Del Gallego and Libmanan where they undergo a 14-day quarantine period following the quarantine guidelines.

The report also said that, as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the border checkpoint at Del Gallego had in custody 120 residents from Camarines Sur, 85 from Albay, 38 from Sorsogon, 43 from Masbate, nine from Leyte, nine from Western Visayas, and one from Mindanao.

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The BIATF on Monday declared a total lockdown on all entrance and exit borders in the six provinces of Bicol following the influx of people returning home to the region, the Visayas, and Mindanao islands through ports in Albay and Sorsogon.

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