PNP: Health protocols vs COVID-19 will still be strictly enforced during Alert Level 1

This file picture reveals members of the Philippine Nationwide Police. Picture from PNP

MANILA, Philippines — Law enforcement officials will nonetheless strictly implement well being protocols like bodily distancing and carrying of face masks in areas beneath COVID-19 Alert Degree 1.

The Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) issued this reminder on Monday, because the nationwide authorities mentioned that Metro Manila and 38 different areas throughout the nation might be positioned on Alert Degree 1 beginning March 1. COVID-19 Alert Degree 1 imposes probably the most relaxed restrictions in opposition to the pandemic.

“Even in areas beneath Alert Degree 1, the PNP will proceed to make sure observance of Minimal Public Well being Requirements such bodily distancing, use of non-public safety and restrictions on crowding in public locations,” PNP Public Info Workplace chief Brig. Gen. Roderick Alba mentioned in a press release.

Beneath COVID-19 Alert Degree 1, PNP checkpoints for well being protocol screening will now be deactivated, Alba mentioned, however checkpoints arrange with the Fee on Elections for the Might 9 polls will stay operational.

“Quarantine Management Factors are deactivated in areas beneath Alert Degree 1 on account of the lifting of restrictions on intra-zonal and inter-zonal journey,” he mentioned.

“Nevertheless, PNP checkpoints co-located with these Quarantine Management Factors will stay operational for legislation enforcement and anti-criminality operations; and implementation of the election gun ban and employment of unauthorized safety forces imposed by Comelec,” he defined.

Alba additionally mentioned that PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos has additionally directed the Nationwide Capital Area Police Workplace (NCRPO) and its chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao, to coordinate with the Metropolitan Manila Improvement Authority (MMDA) and different site visitors administration businesses just like the Inter-Company Council for Visitors (I-ACT) and native authorities items as they anticipate site visitors quantity to rise beneath Alert Degree 1.

“In anticipation of the anticipated heavy quantity of commuter and vehicular site visitors in Metro Manila beginning tomorrow (March 1), Chief PNP, Police Normal Dionardo B Carlos,  directed the Regional Director of NCRPO, PMGEN Vicente Danao Jr. to carefully coordinate with MMDA and I-ACT to additional streamline site visitors legislation enforcement operations and guarantee clean implementation of passenger restrict rules in a public conveyance,” Alba mentioned.

On Sunday, February 27, Malacañang mentioned the Inter-Company Job Power for the Administration of Rising Infectious Ailments (IATF) has authorised proposals to put Metro Manila beneath Alert Degree 1 from March 1-15.

Which means that extra institutions could be allowed to both open or accommodate extra clients and visitors whereas public transportation can function at full capability.

Other than Metro Manila, listed below are the next areas that might be beneath COVID-19 Alert Degree 1 beginning March 1:


Abra, Apayao, Baguio Metropolis, Kalinga, Dagupan Metropolis, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Batanes, Cagayan, Metropolis of Santiago, Isabela, Quirino, Angeles Metropolis, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Olongapo Metropolis, Pampanga, Tarlac, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Puerto Princesa Metropolis, Romblon, Naga Metropolis, and Catanduanes


Aklan, Bacolod Metropolis, Capiz, Guimaras, Siquijor, and Biliran


Zamboanga Metropolis, Cagayan de Oro Metropolis, Camiguin, and Davao Metropolis


Metro Manila, 38 different areas beneath Alert Degree 1 beginning March 1 


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