Caloocan City employees, residents and those transacting business at city hall have to pass through a thermal and face detection camera before they could enter the premises, Mayor Oscar Malapitan said on Monday.
The technology is the first to be set up by a local government unit, Malapitan said.
He thanked the owner of Velocity Advance Solution Inc.—Dennis Baello—for his donation of the detection camera for the implementation of the new normal inside the complex amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
The detection camera is now installed at the main entrance of the city hall designed to closely monitor and implement physical distancing between security personnel and the public.
"This high technology is really useful in our fight against COVID-19. This would greatly help in our objective to protect our workers and the public visiting the city hall," Malapitan said.
Meanwhile, the city mayor reminded the people of Caloocan to seriously take the government’s warning on obeying the health and safety protocols while the National Capital Region remains under the general community quarantine.
He has directed the Caloocan City police chief, Col. Dario Menor, to increase police visibility in all major roads and other public places to ensure that people are wearing face masks and observing physical distancing.