QC Govt, QCPD implement stricter enforcement of health protocols amid COVID-19 spike

Photo courtesy of the QC Police Department

CALOOCAN CITY, March 21 (PIA) -- Following the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks, the Quezon City Government and the QC Police District (QCPD) has heightened the enforcement of health protocols in the city’s 142 barangays. 

Mayor Joy Belmonte issued a memorandum forming an incentive system that will recognize the policemen’s efforts in ensuring the implementation of minimum health standards in the city, specifically in public transportations, commercial establishments, and special concern lockdown areas in the city.

“The city government will be enforcing a stricter monitoring of the implementation of health protocols with the help of QCPD led by PBGen Danilo Macerin. And to further encourage our 16 police stations in our enforcement, we will be initiating a non-cash, outputs-based incentive system for them,” said Mayor Belmonte.

“We hope that through these incentive, maaasahan natin yung puspusang pagsisiguro na nasusunod ang health protocols ng lungsod para at least mabawasan ang transmission o hawaan ng covid sa ating mga komunidad,” Mayor Belmonte added.

Police station commanders will intensify foot patrols in the city’s special lockdown areas, barangays with high covid cases, tambayan areas such as basketball courts, transport terminals and footbridges, public transpos including tricycles, public markets and commercial establishments, government facilities and places of worship, and areas where violations of health protocols are regularly observed or reported.

Each police station should also submit a daily report including the total number of ordinance violation receipt (OVR) issued, and highlight the the top three violations and barangays and establishments where most violations occurred.

The Department of Public Order and Safery will analyze the reports and will forward it to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit. The CESU will then recommend where enforcement operations should be focused or re-focused.

All violators, moreover, will have to pay their respective penalty within seven days of issuance at the DPOS and City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) at QC Hall, or at satellite CTO offices in QC. (PIA NCR)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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