THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) implemented the stricter Boundary Quarantine Control Points (BQCP) in the five borders with Negros Oriental, following the issuance of Executive Order No. 21-30 signed by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental that took effect 12 a.m. on June 15, 2021.
All non-essential travel of persons originating from the Province of Negros Oriental going into the province and vice versa will not be allowed from 12 a.m. of June 15 to 11.59 p.m of June 30 to control the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the province, Police Colonel Romy Palgue, provincial police director, in a statement said.
The said BQCPs were located at the borders in Kabankalan City from Mabinay, Hinobaan from Basay, Isabela from Guihulngan City, La Castellana from Canlaon City and San Carlos City from Vallehermoso.
Inner BQCPs in Bago City from Bacolod City and Talisay City from Bacolod City were also directed to do the same, the Nocppo statement also said.
Pertinent to the said EO, Philippine National Police (PNP) mobile patrol cars of the city and municipal police stations all over the province play the recorridas.
PNP personnel also conduct information drives and distribute fliers that inform the public of the salient points of the EO, which includes the strict observance of the Department of Health’s protocols and temporary closure of all beaches, resorts, water parks and other similar recreational venues from 12 a.m. of June 23 to 11.59 p.m. of June 25, 2021.
Palgue appealed to the public to avoid non-essential travels going to Negros Occidental to avoid inconveniences. He also reminded Negrosanons to abide by the policies set by the new EO to help curb the surge of Covid-19 cases and avoid being penalized.