281 Violators Nabbed During ‘Hard Lockdown’ in Tondo
281 VIOLATORS – Manila Police District arrested 281 violators during the 48-hours ‘hard lockdown’ in Tondo.
In the meantime, we can survive the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic by staying in our homes. Scientists and researchers all over the world are racing to find a cure from the disease.
The deadly virus from China has infected more than 3 million people across the globe with hundreds of thousands of deaths. The Philippines is not spared from it.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno decided to implement a ‘hard lockdown‘ in Tondo amid the pandemic. COVID-19 cases in their city continue to increase because there are still lots of residents who are not following the protocol.
“‘Yun ang isang basehan, ‘yung exposure ng ating mga kababayan sa pagiging PUI (person under investigation) at saka ‘yung presensya ng coronavirus sa community,” said Isko.
In a previous article, the residents of Tondo, Manila flock to Pritil Market before the 48-hour ‘hard lockdown.’ Photos and videos of the residents swarming the market elicited reactions from the online community.
Based on a report from GMA News, the Manila Police District said the ‘hard lockdown’ was a success. They arrested 281 quarantine violators on Monday, May 4.
The violators were detained at the basketball courts. MPD said the number of violators represents only a small portion of the population of Tondo District 1.
According to the report, the ‘hard lockdown’ in Tondo was lifted this morning. Shoppers and vendors headed to the market. Reporter Jonathan Andal shared photos of the long line of shoppers on Twitter.
LOOK: As of 6:30am, mahaba ang pila sa Pritil Market sa Tondo, Manila.
— Jonathan Andal (@JonathanAndal_) May 4, 2020
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