About 200 arrested in Angono for violating ECQ

Published April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Nel Andrade 

ANGONO, Rizal – Close to 200 individuals, minors and adults, have been rounded up by the police and local government authorities for violations arising from the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in this town since the government placed the entire Luzon under the quarantine procedure on March 15.

In the past two nights alone, the police, in coordination with the town government’s Public Safety and Order Office (POSO), have been rounding up an average of 15 to 20 nightly for curfew violation.

Elmer Deloritos, POSO head told Manila Bulletin that those apprehended where found loitering in the streets, parks and alleys after the nightly 8 p.m.siren signalling the start of the curfew.

Those rounded up were kept for a few hours at the municipal gymnasium where they were lectured on their violation. They were then required to perform community service like cleaning the gymnasium and the town plaza before they were sent home.

As of April 7, the town has recorded three coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases, all of whom were in stable condition. The town health office has also recorded 28 persons under investigation while there were 127 persons under nonitoring. There has been no report of death among those patients as of April 8, according to the FB post of Mayor Jerimae Calderon.

Mayor Calderon has also issued an executive order requiring all the residents to wear face mask or any similar improvised protective cloth or device on their face and mouth.