Police eye 24/7 checkpoints for coronavirus lockdown


Posted at Apr 21 2020 08:31 AM

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The police Highway Patrol Group said Tuesday it would set 24-hour checkpoints to limit unnecessary travel with over a week remaining in the lockdown of Luzon to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The lockdown, which ends April 30, only exempts health workers, emergency frontliners, police and military, and providers of basic goods and services, said HPG chief Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz.

The public is also barred from crossing city boundaries, even if they need to buy medicine or supplies, he said.

(We will have a 24/7 mobile checkpoint operation. Depending on the situation, we will look for a location where our operation will be strategic for the day.)

The HPG on Monday issued violation tickets to 65 motorists who violated the lockdown, Cruz said.

DZMM, April 21, 2020