PNP to install more quarantine control points in Central Luzon

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – Central Luzon Philippine National Police (PNA) Regional Director PBrig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon said that aside from the 10 established quarantine control points in the region, similar control points will be installed in all exits to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEX) to operate 24/7 to ensure enforcement of strict border control measures.

De Leon said police personnel, including force multipliers, are now deployed at the quarantine control points along the borders of Bulacan with Pampanga and Nueva Ecija since March 22.

The areas with quarantine control points include Doña Remedios Trinidad Highway, Barangay Bulualto, San Miguel, Bulacan – Gapan, Nueva Ecija; Barangay San Roque Road, Baliuag Bulacan- Candaba, Pampanga; Mac Arthur Highway, Barangay Gatbuca, Calumpit, Bulacan – Apalit, Pampanga; Barangay San Pascual, Hagonoy, Bulacan – Sapang Kawayan, Masantol, Pampanga; Pulilan Exit, Sta Rita Exit, Bocaue Exit, Phil Arena Exit, Meycauayan Exit and Marilao Exit.

He said only those providing basic services, daily essentials, essential goods, utilities, and other authorized personnel are allowed to enter and exit the boundaries of each city/municipality in the province.

The PNP Regional Director said a common curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. is also implemented, along with age restrictions with those below 18 and above 65 years old are prohibited to go outside their residence.

He, however, qualified that workers, cargo vehicles, and public transportation will not be restricted by the curfew.

“I am also reminding everyone to strictly and diligently follow health protocols. Staying at home is still the best way to fight Covid-19,” he added.