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Authorities 'to apprehend' people who do fitness activities at BGC

MAYOR Lino Cayetano warned residents of Bonifacio Global City and visitors who insist on doing outdoor fitness and leisure activities that they would be apprehended for violating Taguig City’s guidelines during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The warning came after the city received videos, photos and reports of individuals jogging and doing leisure activities outside their homes.

“Our frontliners are working hard to keep you safe,” the mayor said. “When you evade the rules of the ECQ, you not only endanger yourselves but others also. You also take time and valuable resources from areas where they are most needed.”

Cayetano cautioned violators that this will be their last and final warning. He said authorities will not hesitate to arrest violators next time around.

As of April 9, Philippine National Police officers in Taguig have arrested and charged over 15 ECQ violators in BGC, including foreigners. Throughout the city, authorities have apprehended more than 500 violators as of Thursday. The same measures will be taken for anyone else who violates the guidelines, officials said.

The mayor also reminded building managers and their security teams that they “are tasked to help implement the rules of the ECQ.”

“BGC has 30 confirmed Covid-19 infections but I am confident that if they fully participate in their comprehensive approach in handling the virus, we can contain its spread. We have been doing extensive contact tracing, disinfection and containment in BGC and rest of Taguig, but we need citizens to cooperate,” Cayetano said. (Sponsored Content)


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