THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will remove all the checkup points in Bacolod City on Thursday, October 1, 2020, as the city has been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) from October 1 to 31.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said Wednesday that they will pull out all the policemen assigned in the city's boundaries and inner checkup points based on the guidelines of the local government.

"All policemen assigned in the outer and inner checkup points will go back to their detailed police stations in the city," he said.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier issued Executive Order (EO) No. 63, an order placing the City of Bacolod under general community quarantine (GCQ) from October 1 to 31, after the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) under the pronouncement of the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (NIATF-MEID).

Under the GCQ, the use and implementation of the home quarantine pass and the posting of checkup points are suspended.

Pico said they will wait for further instruction if there are any changes to the guidelines for the deployment of policemen in strategic areas in the city under GCQ.

On September 8 to 30, policemen were deployed to the eight outer checkup points and 27 inner checkup points in Bacolod as the city has been placed under MECQ.

Pico said during the MECQ, Bacolod City is generally peaceful and no untoward incidents reported in the city's checkup points.

He said some violators were also arrested for not using a home quarantine pass.

Pico said they are also thankful for the cooperation of the Bacolodnons in preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the city.