NCRPO urges public to be vigilant amid rising COVID-19 cases

June 24, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 224 views

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Major General Felipe R. Natividad on Friday called on the public anew to maintain their vigilance and continue following minimum health safety protocols in the wake of the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.

Specifically, the official asked the citizenry to wear face masks and strictly observe physical distancing to help prevent the further spread of the deadly virus.

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said that the number of infections climbed by 82 percent from June 13 to 19 alone.

On Friday, the DOH said it recorded 716 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest daily tally since March 7 or in over three months.

From June 13 to 19, the country recorded an average of 436 cases per day, the DOH said in its latest bulletin. The tally was 82 percent higher than the infections from June 6 to 12, the agency added.

Amid this development, Natividad reiterated his call for the public to remain vigilant and defensive against the virus. He added that the NCRPO will continue its relentless reminder to everyone especially to those who are reluctant in observing the minimum health protocols imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

“Metro Manila recorded the most cases in the past two weeks. May this serve as a wake-up call to our fellowmen to be careful and mindful with their actions. We have sacrificed a lot to prevent the contraction and contagion of the virus but we plead for our people to sacrifice some more,” the official said.

“As much as possible, opt to stay at home not only for ourselves but for the safety of our loved ones. Otherwise, for the upcoming events in the country and personal gatherings, please implement self-imposed discipline like the use of face masks and observance of social distancing,” Natividad added.

The official likewise reminded his ground commanders to ensure that they and their men are also protected from the virus through the continuous checking of the health condition of their personnel prior to their deployment and even while off-duty.

“Asahan po natin ang bahagyang paghihigpit sa pagpapaalala at pagpapatupad ng ating mga kapulisan habang nagpapatrulya sa lansangan sa pagsunod sa mga alituntuning ito ng IATF at DOH,” Natividad said.