The Quezon City government has apprehended 3,200 individuals as of May 12 noon in a “one-time, big-time” joint operation conducted by the Department of Public Order and Safety, QC Police District, Task Force on Transport and Traffic Management, Task Force Disiplina, and Market Development and Administration Department in the city’s 142 barangays.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said the city is intensifying its campaign to warn and educate the residents on minimum health standards.
The violators were brought to the Quezon Memorial Circle for proper documentation and lecture on ordinances pertaining to minimum health protocols and were also issued ordinance violation receipts with a corresponding penalty of P300, P500, and P1,000 for the first, second, and third offenses, respectively.
To ensure everyone’s safety during the operations, individuals who showed symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, colds and difficulty of breathing underwent swab test.
The city also provided face masks and face shields to apprehended violators.
DPOS head Gen. Elmo San Diego (ret.) said the operation aims to reduce the number of health protocol violators and arrest the spread of coronavirus