326,000 quarantine violators caught during MECQ in NCR, says Eleazar
MANILA, Philippines — Over 300,000 quarantine protocol violators or around 12,600 people a day were caught by police during the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar said Thursday.
Eleazar said a total of 326,000 quarantine protocol violators were apprehended from August 21 until September 15.
“Ayan ‘yung nakita lang natin, nag-a-average ng 12,600 per day, ‘yan ay sa Metro Manila,” Eleazar said over Teleradyo.
(That’s just what we have seen, averaging 12,600 violators per day, that’s in Metro Manila.)
Eleazar said that of the total number of violators, 59 percent were warned, 36 percent were given tickets, and five percent were charged.
But since Metro Manila is now placed under general community quarantine or GCQ Alert Level 4, according to the new community quarantine categories of the government’s pandemic task force, Eleazar appealed to the public to follow health protocols.
“Sa pagpapatupad nito, lalo na’t sasabihin natin ngayong marami nang bukas na industries and establishments, ay ating pakiusap sa ating mga kababayan, hindi na natin sila mache-check na sa kanilang mga travel at movement, but we are requesting for them na ‘pag nasa labas, sundin ang mga required protocols,” he said.
(In the implementation of GCQ Alert Level 4, especially that many industries and establishments are now open, we are appealing to the public to follow the required protocols when they are outside because we could not check their travels and movements anymore.)
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