The constant rising and increase of the patients with positive cases never ceases to apply fear to everyone. In fact, classes in all levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) have been suspended for a week; some even had early summer because of it.
And with the toll and the threat of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) to the health and the wellness of the people, students; particularly minors are advised to stay indoors until the time that the virus comes to halt. That being said, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) advised all minors not to go to crowded places in the Metro such as malls, stores, shops; whatever stores.
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In addition to that, the NCRPO also said that a curfew for minors will be observed in the entire region of the NCR. Major General Debold Sinas, Director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said that minors who will be seen and observed in crowded places – and are not supervised by their parents will be told and will be instructed to go home.
Curfew for minors in the middle of a virus threat
In accordance to the recent announcement of our dearest President Rodrigo Duterte of class suspensions from March 10th until March 14th, 2020, the NCR had a way of coping with it. To be able to maximize the spread of the infamous Coronavirus, the NCRPO said that a curfew for minors will be observed in the region.
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Maj. Gen. Sinas said that minors who will be seen in public and crowded places; especially those who are unsupervised will be warned and cautioned by police officers to go back home.
In addition to that, a curfew for minors which means they shall not to be out at night will also be strictly implemented.
We agreed upon that in places of convergence, minors [below 18 years old] who are unsupervised will be cautioned by the police officers to go back home. In the first place, classes are suspended for them to stay at home and not to hangout or meet with their friends. Similarly, we will also fully and strictly implement curfew hours for minors at night.”
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Who would be included in this curfew?
For clarification, the curfew for minors will be observed and will strictly be enforced to people who are below 18 years of age. Moreover, Major Britz Estadilla, the Spokesperson of the NCRPO said that the exact time for the curfew for each city will depend on the local policy that the particular city has.
Sinas said that he, together with his NCRPO team and the entire NCR, are calling for the help and the assistance of everyone especially the parents of children. He advises all parents and guardians to keep a keen eye on the children to have them stay at home.
I call for everyone especially the parents to keep an eye on your children. Let them stay at home and keep them away from places like internet cafe, markets and malls.”
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The NCRPO to be at a heightened alert level
In line with all of this, he also increased and heightened the alert status level of the NCRPO. He said that his team and his agency will do whatever it takes to ensure that the spread of the virus will not happen.
With the mindset of utilizing resources in NCRPO to help ensure the prevention of the virus’ transmission and immediate response to any incident that may transpire in Metro Manila.”
So aside from the class suspensions, NCR is beginning to take it on a more serious note by strictly enforcing a curfew for minors. Along with this, they’re calling for the attention and the assistance of all adults and parents of children to have everyone stay indoors.
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Should there be any type of emergency and you really need to be somewhere, there are numerous ways on how you can prevent yourself to be a victim of the COVID-19.
What do you think about the enforcement of curfew for minors in the NCR? Can this really help in the containment of the virus? Can this aid in keeping all of your friends, family, and relatives safe and free from infection?
Share this to friends and family so you can lend them a hand in the assistance and the safekeeping of their health and overall wellness.
Let us all keep track of our health and let’s say goodbye to the infamous COVID-19!
Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer