Backriding ban also holds for cops –Eleazar

Published April 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By MB Online
The Joint Task Force COVID Shield warned that policemen are also prohibited from backriding on motorcycles during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar (PNP / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO)
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar
(PNP / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO)

Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, in an interview over DZMM Teleradyo on Monday night, said motorcycle backriding is prohibited even for police and other frontliners.

He added that they were immediately investigating police officers involved in quarantine protocols violations.

“Yung mga picture na ipinapadala, na-check namin agad ‘yan,” he said.

Eleazar also reminded that all private vehicles must stop at checkpoints, whether they are frontliners or authorized personnel.

“Mayroon din kaming nakikita na sari-sari ang nilalagay doon, na mga signage na ‘do not delay’, with PPE or medical supplies. Yun pala wala naman. Siyempre iche-check din po yan,” Eleazar added.

“‘Pag sinabi nating mga cargo, ‘yung mga cargo truck, eh talagang gino-go na siya. Pero ‘yung mga private cars na may nakalagay, siyempre pinapatigil,” he added.

The Department of Transportation earlier issued guidelines for private vehicles, limiting the number of passengers, and prohibiting backriding for privately-owned motorcycles amid the rising number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

 
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