Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said unvaccinated persons will not be prevented from going out.
President Rodrigo Duterte, in his address to the nation on Wednesday night, said he wants policemen and barangay officials to prevent those who do not want to get vaccinated from leaving their homes.
He urged the public to listen to what the health experts have been repeatedly saying about the efficiency of the vaccines against the COVID-19 that includes the Delta variant.
“Kami sa PNP ay magpapatuloy lamang sa mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng quarantine protocols at minimum public health safety standards upang makatulong tayo sa pagpigil sa pagkalat ng coronavirus,” he added.
Aid for affected residents
Meanwhile, Roque said Duterte has directed concerned agencies to look for funds to provide assistance to Metro Manila residents who will be affected by the ECQ.
Roque issued the statement, a day after he announced that people living in Iloilo province and city, Cagayan de Oro City, and Gingoog City will receive financial aid worth PH1,000 per individual or PHP4,000 per family.
“The President’s marching order is for concerned agencies to source for funds to aid those who would be adversely afflicted,” Roque said.