Loading
Breaking
Now Reading: LOCKDOWN VIOLATORS | Police pick up more than 90,000 people for flouting curbs
LOCKDOWN VIOLATORS | Police pick up more than 90,000 people for flouting curbs
April 8, 2020 , 03:37 PM

(APRIL 8, 2020) – More than 90,000 people have been accosted for violating “stay-at-home” procedures imposed throughout the main island of Luzon to halt the rapid escalation of coronavirus cases as security forces tighten border controls to restrict movements of the population.

Data from the Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield (JTF COVID Shield) showed 93,242 have violated curfew period and other measures to halt the spread of the highly contagious disease.

Some 66,063 of the accosted persons were just given warnings and another 4,932 were fined. While 4,523 were charged before the prosecutors’ office.

Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar said a bigger number of 18,264 people are set to be slapped with appropriate charges. 

More than half of the violators were from Luzon, where an enhanced community quarantine was extended until April 30, with 53,049 individuals. 

“I have also noticed during our inspections… that some of our [Quarantine Control Points] are becoming lenient in checking non-cargo vehicles for the unauthorized persons outside residence,” said Eleazar, commander of the JTF COVID Shield. 

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday approved the extension of the enhance community quarantine to April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 

Total confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country have risen to 3,764, including 177 deaths and 84 recoveries, as of Tuesday. (Randell Ritumalta/MM)

More From News5
Ex-FHM model sa drug buy-bust
Nasabat sa dating modelo ang ilang pakete ng shabu, ecstacy at pipe para sa liquid shabu na ibinibenta raw sa online store.
Published On: March 2, 2020
2020 Tokyo Olympics, tuloy sa kabila ng banta ng COVID-19
Tiniyak ng local organizers na handa silang protektahan kontra COVID-19 ang libu-libong atleta na lalahok sa Olympics. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: March 2, 2020
Sen. Drilon, naghain ng concurrent resolution sa ABS-CBN franchise extension
Mas mabilis ang proseso sa concurrent resolution dahil pag-apruba lamang ng Kamara at Senado ang kailangan para mapalawig hanggang June 30, 2020 ang prangkisa ng ABS-CBN. | via Greg Gregorio. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: March 2, 2020
Apology ng ABS-CBN, tinanggap na ni Duterte
Tinanggap na ni Pres. Duterte ang paumanhin ng ABS-CBN sa hindi nito pag-ere ng kanyang political advertisements noong 2016 elections. Natanong din siya tungkol sa quo warranto petition ng Office of the Solicitor General na pinapawalang bisa ang prangkisa ng broadcast network. | via Maricel Halili For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: March 2, 2020
Jovie Espenido, 'cleared' na sa droga sa region 6
Nilinaw ng PNP na hindi pa final ang desisyon dahil sa isasailalim pa sa national level validation ang pagkakadawit ni P/Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido sa drug watchlist. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: March 2, 2020
Pag-iingat ng simbahan vs. COVID-19 ngayong Semana Santa
Maraming simbahan ngayong Ash Wednesday ang ibinudbod sa bunbunan imbes na ipinahid sa noo ang abo bilang pag-iingat laban sa coronavirus disease. | via Jen Calimon. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: March 2, 2020
Kinompronta ni Calida ang isang ABS CBN reporter
"Ikaw, lagi mo akong binabanatan ha." Kinompronta ni Solicitor General Jose Calida ang isang reporter ng ABS-CBN nang manghingi ito ng kopya ng petition for quo warranto para sa pagpapawalang-bisa ng prangkisa ng network.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Nilinaw ni Sec. Panelo ang naging confusion sa pagkansela sa VFA
Ipinaliwanag ni Sec. Salvador Panelo na nagkalituhan daw sa tenses na ginamit kaya magkaiba ang naging pahayag nila ni Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana tungkol sa pagpapasa ng termination notice ng Visiting Forces Agreement sa Amerika. Sinabi rin ni Panelo na mas mahalagang malaman na hindi magbabago ang isip ng Pangulo sa isyu.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Babaeng astronaut na bumalik sa mundo, gumawa ng record
328 na araw nananatili sa space ang American astronaut na si Christina Koch. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Inflation forecast para sa 2020, itinaas ng BSP
Posibleng pumalo sa 3% ang inflation o kabuuang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin at serbisyo ngayong taon, batay sa pagtataya ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more videos, visit us at www.news5.com.ph.
Published On: February 17, 2020
Top Stories
LONG OVERDUE | WHO finally encourages public to wear masks against coronavirus
By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments a
Published On: June 6, 2020
SECOND WAVE? | Wedding blamed for infection surge in Iran
DUBAI, June 6 (Reuters)- – A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on S
Published On: June 6, 2020
WIDER TESTING | Philippines plans to test one million people by August as infections reach 21,000 mark
June 06, 2020 – The Philippines aims to test a million people for coronavirus by August, as the health department expand its screening to peo
Published On: June 6, 2020
ABUSE | Almost half of violence vs civilians during lockdown done by the state – think tank
June 06, 2020 – Almost half of the violence against civilians in the Philippines during the 76-day coronavirus lockdown were carried out by s
Published On: June 6, 2020
TRUMP VS BIDEN | Former US VP formally secures Democratic presidential nomination
By Kanishka Singh and Rama Venkat June 5 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the D
Published On: June 6, 2020