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PNP to deploy 40,000 cops in Metro Manila while under "Community Quarantine"

The Philippine National Police (PNP) assures to provide security in Metro Manila while under 'Community Quarantine' as it is a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

PNP Chief Police General Archie Gamboa said they will deploy 38,000 cops to ensure that peace and order is maintained in the face of the health crisis.

“We will be utilizing the NCRPO, (it’s) strength of around 28,000,” Gamboa said.

“Here in Camp Crame, it is around 10,000 so more or less we have 30,000 to 40,000 personnel to  utilize," he added.

President Rodrigo Duterte recently announced a community quarantine for the Philippine capital.

School children are supposedly at home, the PNP assured to assist mall security personnel to bar students from entering malls and Internet caf├ęs where they could possibly contract the virus.

“The president required us to convince students to stay at home. (But of course,) in as much as we can do, we cannot restrain (them),” Gamboa explained.

Gamboa has also ordered the procurement of 300 sets of protective gear in preparation for the deployment of NCRPO personnel who will be deployed to conduct contact tracing and also preparing a quarantine area for their personnel should they require it.


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