Police personnel have already started checking passengers traveling to Manila following the community quarantine order placed on the city which started on March 15. In a video posted by the Philippine Star, men in uniform are seen boarding buses at coastal checkpoints, asking for the identification cards of passengers.
Another video posted by Rappler shows soldiers checking everyone passing the Malanday-Meycauayan in Bulacan. When asked about their lack of thermal scanners, however, one of the men confirmed that the ones they were using the night before broke down because of the huge number of people.
In another clip, police can also be seen doing a temperature check on the passengers of a van passing by the Alabang-Zapote flyover.
The community quarantine in Metro Manila, which will last until April 14, has restricted the entry and exit of people to the city in the hopes of containing the spread of the virus. Several exemptions have been made, however, for those living outside of the city but are working in the metro.
People working in the city, whether employed or self-employed, will be “provisionally allowed” to travel but are subject to checking by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Movement of goods will also not be halted during the community quarantine.
Anyone wanting to travel in and out of the city will be asked for proof of employment and/or business at certain checkpoints placed in several entry and exit points. A curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. is also going to be imposed during the quarantine.
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