Mayor Aguilar orders additional deployment of police to vaccination sites

Published August 10, 2021, 2:32 PM

by Jean Fernando

Las Pinas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar has ordered the deployment of more police and barangays officials to the city’s vaccination sites to avoid overcrowding by residents who are waiting to be vaccinated.

Paul San Miguel, Public Information Office chief, said Aguilar strictly ordered the observance of the curfew hours from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and will only allow those with scheduled vaccination to visit the site starting at 6 a.m.

San Miguel said curfew hours violators will be slapped with a fine of P1,000 for the first offense, P2,500 for the second offense, and P5,000 for the third offense.

He said the deployment of additional uniformed personnel is to ensure the smooth conduct of vaccination and stop people from flocking to the vaccination sites.

Las Pinas City has recorded 24 Delta variant cases.

Aguilar said the city government already vaccinated a total of 504,912- 295,350 for the first dose and 218,112 for the second dose.

She said the city already reached 73.1 percent of its target population for full vaccination.