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PNP Speaks on Granular Lockdown in Metro Manila

PNP – The Philippine National Police made a promise over cops to be deployed during the granular lockdown in Metro Manila.

Currently, countries are racing against the spread of COVID-19 through vaccinations. Most nations are in the pursuit of “herd immunity” or population protection. Several countries and private entities have developed vaccines against coronavirus and among the brands are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Janssen, Sputnik V, and Sputnik Light.

In the Philippines, the target of the national government for population protection is to vaccinate at least 70 million people. The country followed the ladder in the vaccination process.

The healthcare workers are the top priority in the vaccination. The list is followed by the senior citizens and those who have co-morbidities. The vaccination of the essential workers has also started.

PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar
Photo: Philippine News Agency

The members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) play a role in the fight against COVID-19 and there are also a lot of risks in the line of their duty. They are the authorities manning the borders and checkpoints and being exposed to a lot of people.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar expressed that 48% of the cops are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now. Out of the 93% that were vaccinated, 45% await their second dose now.

The national government approved the granular lockdown in the National Capital Region (NCR). The members of the PNP will be manning the checkpoints. To this, Eleazar made a promise.

According to him, what happened during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) will not happen again. They will make sure that the cops are fully vaccinated and have tested negative on COVID-19 before they will be deployed for the checkpoints.

In Metro Manila, out of the 97% of its cops, 63% have already been vaccinated. More updates may be posted soon.

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