Eleazar joins Sermonia in CL COVID-19 quarantine control points

March 21, 2020
Guillermo Eleazar

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar joined Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia in inspecting the control points for COVID-19 quarantine along the Meycauayan-Valenzuela boundary, Bocaue toll plaza and Fields Avenue in Angeles City last Thursday.

Eleazar said that he wanted to see for himself if proper guidelines are being observed by police personnel in the field to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Sermonia said  the entire Central Luzon police will have no let-up in the much stricter implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, as he continues to appeal for public support and unity against the coronavirus.

 He said police personnel with protective masks and thermal scanner guns have been conducting 24/7 round the clock checkpoint operations in all boundaries and borders of each province region - wide and remain on guard at checkpoints and control points region-wide.

The PRO3 director has been inspecting places of public convergence on a daily basis to check if the guidelines set forth by the government are strictly observed by the public.

To further the knowledge and skills of police personnel acting as front liners in the quarantine areas, a seminar was conducted by the Regional Health Service 3 in partnership with the Department of Health last March 18.

The said seminar aimed to equip participants with the right knowledge on what is COVID-19 as well as its signs and symptoms and preventive measures to stop the spread of said virus. Part of the seminar was a lecture and demonstration of the proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) being used by health workers and front liners while responding to cases of COVID-19.

Sermonia also said that Central Luzon cops have yet to come across any person with flu-like symptoms in the conduct of quarantine checkpoints, adding that arrests can be made when there are justifiable grounds like if those being prevented from entering and exiting borders go as far as harming officers of the law while being inspected.