PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos on Friday said they are considering an Alert Level 4 scenario in their planning and preparation in the event that some local government units (LGU) in the country be placed under the fourth tier of the five-scale COVID alert level status amid the continuing spike in COVID-19 cases.
Now that more areas, even in other regions, will be subjected under a stricter Alert Level 3 starting January 9, the PNP gears up for the recalibration of its deployment and strategies, the PNP chief said.
“We will take the cue from the NCR which has already implemented Alert Level 3 starting Monday, January 3. So far, everything is working smoothly. We instructed our police personnel to be fully aware of the guidelines. If this won’t serve to curb the Covid cases in their area, then there is a bigger possibility that a stricter health protocol will be implemented in their LGU,” Carlos said.
Under Alert Level 4, persons younger than 18 years old, those older than 65, those with comorbidities and those who are pregnant must stay at home. In effect, interzonal travel will be allowed except for those not under the stay at home rule.
On-site capacity in establishments and government offices are also limited.
Carlos emphasized that they need the full cooperation of the public in controlling the situation in their areas.