Police to still arrest people who vape in public —NCRPO
Maris Federez • December 10, 2019 • 341
MANILA, Philippines— The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will still continue arresting people who vape in public places.
NCRPO acting director PBGen. Debold Sinas said that around 98 vapes had been confiscated and 98 had also been arrested.
He added that 812 vape stores have voluntarily closed down and 297 were urged by the NCRPO to stop selling.
Sinas also welcomed the report that the ban on the importation of vapes is now in effect, although he admitted that they have not received any directive on the matter.
“Wala pa kaming natanggap na directive so yung campaign namin ay tuloy tuloy lang po yun. Napansin mo medyo humina na nga ang nahuhuli eh. At tsaka kumukonti na rin kasi parang nasanay na rin. So sana tuloy tuloy na ito,” Sinas said.— (from the report of Lea Ylagan) /mbmf
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday (March 24) confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manila Police District (MPD).
In a statement, the NCRPO said the first confirmed COVID-19 case was considered as person under investigation (PUI) last March 17.
NCRPO Chief PMGen. Debold Sinas immediately ordered to disinfect and decontaminate the station where the confirmed case was assigned.
“As soon as the decontamination takes place, other police officers will take over the duties and responsibilities of the station while the colleagues are considered PUIs,” Sinas said.
Sinas also said they are already conducting contact tracing of those who had contact with the NCRPO patient.
“We will advise them for home quarantine until March 28,” he said.
“We are also human beings susceptible to COVID-19. And as law enforcers, we are facing higher risks of exposure to this pathogen as part of our pledge to serve and protect our fellowmen,” he added.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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