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Baguio cops ordered to cuff curfew violators

/ 11:53 AM April 19, 2020

BAGUIO CITY — The city’s policemen have been authorized to cuff quarantine violators for the last two weeks of the extended Luzon quarantine.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued the directive on Sunday (April 19), a day after a checkpoint along Marcos Highway foiled the smuggling of three Baguio residents through the border with no travel passes.

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About 295 violators were detained from May 17 to April 1, according to records of the Baguio City Police Office. Crime incidences have dropped to 28 cases from April 1-15, from 33 cases investigated from Mar. 16-31.

Placing violators in handcuffs would show residents they should not be complacent, given that Baguio doctors have treated 17 patients afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Magalong said, and waste progress made in containing further transmission. About 12 of these patients have recovered.

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