THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will intensify the enforcement of physical distancing and other minimum public health standards to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
This was stressed by Police Lieutenant Ma. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of BCPO, on Thursday, March 11, 2021, after Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Debold Sinas ordered them to call out those engaged in physical intimacy in public places as these violate the physical distancing protocol.
Indiape said the public should always observe physical distancing, wearing of face masks and face shields to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
She said they will call out those who engage in public displays of affection such as holding hands, kissing and hugging, even between a husband and wife, or among family members.
“Ever since, we are implementing the social distancing and other minimum health protocol and we observed that some of the residents still failed to observe the health protocols, especially the wearing of face masks and face shields,” she added.
Sinas earlier said the PNP will intensify enforcement of physical distancing and other minimum public health standards to curb the transmission of Sars-CoV-2, which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“We cannot afford to lower our guard against the virus, especially at this point when the cure is already within reach,” he said.