Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

ENDING THE NAVOTAS CITY LOCKDOWN: ACHIEVING EFFECTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE ACTIONS TO CURB THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS





The Navotas City was placed on 14 days total lockdown starting July 16, 2020 to July 29, 2020 to control the movement of people, facilitate sanitation and disinfection and conduct thorough contact tracing among its constituents.

The initiative was made after the number of tested positive for coronavirus had significantly increased. During the implementation of the hard lockdown, all residents were prohibited from going outside of their homes if not necessary, except for the healthcare workers, police and military personnel, government employees, service workers and barangay officials.

In aid of this endeavor, Navotas City Police Station also established Quarantine Control Points to implement and achieve the required security measures in areas declared to be under total lockdown. A total 586 law enforcers from NCRPO, SAF, Joint-Task Force NCR and Maritime were deployed at internal QCPs, barangays, markets, fishports and other places of convergence to enforce the existing health protocols. Meanwhile, there were also personnel deployed at Task Force Kontra Gala/tambay to avoid unauthorized persons outside residences; Border Control Point, Bantay-Dagat and mobile patrols.

There were a total of 6,160 total violators from 5:00 am of July 16, 2020 to 11:59 pm of July 29, 2020, some of those apprehended were referred to the Prosecutor’s Office while others underwent COVID 19 Awareness Seminars.

There were also a total of Php 293,964 worth of shabu confiscated and four Top Most Wanted Persons were apprehended during the implementation of 2 weeks lockdown.

“I commend the effort of the Navotas City Police Station for the successful implementation of their lockdown to give way to their Local Government Unit to conduct all the necessary efforts to control the growing number of COVID positive cases in their area. We also wish to thank our citizens for the cooperation you have shown to the authorities. Rest assured that your Team NCRPO is always ready to serve and protect you amidst this fight against this unseen enemy,” PMGEN SINAS emphasized.