Nagkaisa ang mga alkalde sa Metro Manila sa pagpapatupad ng bagong curfew hours matapos ipatupad ngayong Lunes, Abril 12, ang modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) sa National Capital Region (NCR).
Sa pahayag ni Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos, napagdesisyunan ng mga alkalde na ipatupad ang 8:00 p.m. hanggang 5:00 a.m. na curfew mula Abril 12 hanggang Abril 30.
Ang bagong protocol na ito ang papalit sa 6:00 p.m. hanggang 5:00 a.m. na curfew na ipinatupad sa NCR matapos itong isailalim sa enhanced community quarantine nitong Marso 29 hanggang Abril 11.
Nilinaw din ni Abalos na exempted pa rin ang authorized persons outside residence sa itinakdang curfew subalit kailangan pa ring magpakita ng proof of identification o di kaya’y certificate of employment sa mga otoridad.
Kaugnay nito, mahigpit pa ring ipatutupad ng mga kapulisan ang nakagawiang protocol na ipinatupad sa enhanced community quarantine.
“Nothing is going to change in our checkpoints. The usual ECQ and MECQ violations are not wearing face shields and masks, mass gathering, physical distancing, and provisions of RA 11332. That’s it. Whatever the violations, the chief has since directed our commanders in the NCR Plus bubble not to arrest the violators,” ani Police Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana.
Matatandaang nagpadala ng mahigit siyam na libong kapulisan sa 1,106 quarantine control points sa Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, at Rizal upang ipatupad ang health protocols mula nang isailalim ang NCR Plus bubble sa ECQ.
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