Curfew imposed from
9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) yesterday admitted they are short on protective gear necessary to enforce the community quarantine declared by Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia over the weekend amid concerns over the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. BCPO spokesperson, Police Lt. Colonel Ariel Pico, said, prior to late Sunday’s declaration, they had already ordered protective gear such as face masks and disinfectants.
However, due to the current lockdown in Metro Manila, the law enforcement official said their shipment was delayed.
“We already ordered the equipment but it’s going to take a while before it is delivered here,” he said.
In response to reports that some police officers received free face masks from concerned citizens late Sunday night, Pico said they are willing to accept donations.
The BCPO official also said they are also hoping to receive temperature monitoring devices such as infrared thermometers, which would help them enforce quarantine measures.
Meanwhile, as part of the quarantine, Pico said the city will be enforcing a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
During the curfew period, only working individuals who can produce company ID and those moving primary commodities into the city will be allowed.
He also appealed for the public to follow curfew hours and remain indoors during that period.
Late Sunday evening, Leonardia issued an executive order enforcing a community quarantine wherein all land, air, and sea travel to and from the city is restricted./DGB, WDJ