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Police impose color coding scheme in checkpoints

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Northern Mindanao has implemented a color coding scheme as one of its strategies in the conduct of checkpoints amid the Covid-19 health crisis.

Police Brigadier General Rolando Anduyan, PRO-Northern Mindanao director, said the color coding scheme was included in the guidelines of quarantine checkpoint for Covid-19.

Red means the personnel with Covid-19 symptoms may be on the way to a hospital. Blue means the person is authorized to go out with pertinent documents, while white means if the personnel is cleared from Covid-19 but is not authorized to go out.

The colors should be placed on the right portion of the wind shield of the vehicles for easier identification and ensure an unhampered and unimpeded travel of basic essentials and essentials goods.

It was noticed in the region, the province of Misamis Oriental is visibly implementing it based on the inspection made by the Red teams.

"I would like to correct and clarify my statement during the virtual press con facilitated by PIA-Northern Mindanao Crisis Communication Cluster on April 7, 2020 regarding the implementation of color coding, that the said scheme was not implemented region-wide. It is implemented region-wide but still needs fine tuning since other provinces and cities still did not comply with our strategy. Only Misamis Oriental and Occidental were religiously implementing it as adapted by their local government units," said Police Lieutenant Colonel Mardy Hortillosa II, PRO-Northern Mindanao spokesperson.

Anduyan, meanwhile, assured the public that they will continue to formulate, assess, revise and supervise the strategies in the conduct of law and order cluster to prevent and contain the Covid-19.


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