Fewer lockdown violators as Philippines eases virus curbs: police


Posted at Jun 05 2020 12:17 PM

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police said Friday it recorded 191,000 violators of community quarantine measures in the country since lockdowns started in March.

However, there were fewer violators in recent days as the country eased community quarantine protocols, said Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield commander.
"Nakita po natin ang trend na pababa na (We see the trend is going down)," he said in a virtual press briefing.

Of the violators recorded, around 8 percent or some 15,000 underwent inquest proceedings, he added.

Except for Metro Manila, Pangasinan province, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Davao City, and Zamboanga City, which are under general community quarantine, all areas in the country are under the more relaxed modified GCQ beginning June 1.

The MGCQ is the transition point to the "new normal" where "emerging behaviors, situations, and minimum public health standards" are "institutionalized in common or routine practices" while the COVID-19 is not yet totally eradicated.