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Consumers buying essential goods prohibited from crossing city borders during NCR ECQ

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday said consumers buying essential goods will be prohibited from crossing town or city borders during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) from August 6 to 20.

Interviewed on Dobol B TV, Eleazar said that every city in Metro Manila will be considered a “tiny bubble” where consumers with quarantine passes will be prohibited to pass the borders.

“Pagdating po ng ECQ, itong malaking bubble na ito ay magiging parang mga tiny bubble na po 'yan. Yung bawat city sa loob ng Metro Manila magsisilbing isa nang bubble area,” Eleazar said.

(When the ECQ takes effect, this huge bubble will be turned into tiny bubbles. Every city within Metro Manila will serve as one bubble area.)

Police personnel will guard these borders and will not allow consumers of essential goods to cross, he added.

Eleazar noted that only workers in essential industries and other authorized persons outside residence (APORs) be allowed to pass the borders of the cities.

On Tuesday, the Task Force COVID Shield released the list of people who will be allowed to go outside of their homes during the ECQ in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20.

The NCR will be placed under ECQ for two weeks in light of the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Malacañang said Tuesday it is hoping that this ECQ to be imposed in NCR will be the last—KG, GMA News