MANILA, Philippines — At least 220 areas across 82 barangays in Metro Manila are under granular lockdown as of Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
In a televised briefing on Friday, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said these specific areas under granular lockdown affect over 2,600 households in the region.
“As of yesterday ay 220 ang reported sa atin na places, areas under granular lockdown. Ito ay within 82 barangays ng siyam na cities of the 17 cities and municipality dito sa atin sa Metro Manila,” Eleazar said.
(As of yesterday, there are 220 reported places under granular lockdown. This is within 82 barangays in nine of the 17 cities and municipality in Metro Manila.)
“These 220 specific areas, ito po ay nakaapekto ng 2,697 na mga households involving 8,550 individuals,” he added.
(In these 220 specific areas, 2,696 households are affected involving 8,550 individuals.)
Since the pilot alert level system in Metro Manila began on Sept. 16, Eleazar said authorities have accosted over 93,000 violators of quarantine rules with an average of 11,712 per day.
“So, ito po ay mababa nang kaunti doon sa average natin during MECQ na 26 days na 12.6 or 12,600 na araw-araw but just the same, itong 11,700 daily na ito for the past eight days ay marami pa rin. 51% niyan ay binigyan namin ng warning; 43% naman iyan iyong ating tiniketan; at 6% ang dinala sa police station,” Eleazar said.
(This is lower than or average during MECQ where about 12,600 are accosted every day. But just the same, this 11,7000 for the past eight days remains high. 51 percent of them were given warning, 43 percent were issued tickets and 6 percent were brought to the police station.)
Still, Eleazar said the pilot of the alert level system in the region remains “generally peaceful.”
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