CamSur PNP urges folk to obey MGCQ standards

NAGA CITY---Compliance with minimum health standards, personal discipline and responsibility should be observed by people in places under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Lt. Col. James Ronatay Jr., Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) spokesperson, said that discipline and obedience to minimum health standards such as wearing of mask, proper sanitation and physical distancing protocols should be strictly observed by all people in the province.

On Monday, June 1, the national government reclassified the province of Camarines Sur and Naga City from general community quarantine (GCQ) to MGCQ, allowing all people outside of their homes even for non-essential activities but with observance of minimum health standards.

Ronatay said the easing of MGCQ guidelines does not mean the end of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis. It now depends on the people to be responsible for their own health safety.

“We are now under MGCQ but it does not mean that we should go outside our homes without important tasks” he said.

When asked about the expected arrivals of more people from Metro Manila who are going back to the province, he said that the provincial government already passed an executive order with respect to locally stranded individuals where measures are implemented to prevent further transmissions of Covid-19.

He, said the police will implement the order in cooperation with the local government units and the provincial and municipal disaster risk reduction and management offices.

Ronatay said the provincial border control checkpoints in Del Gallego and Bato will remain including those police checkpoints in other places.

Under Section 16 of Executive Order No. 08, s. 2020 issued by Gov. Migz Villafuerte, police authorities in Camarines Sur retained their authority to conduct inspection procedures in checkpoints for the purpose of ensuring that protocols on quarantine is observed.