Around 200 individuals were apprehended by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office on November 17, for violating health protocols.
Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, LCPO city director, said the city is intensifying its monitoring of the city streets after seeing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Banzon said, “Most of them were not wearing their face masks and violated the curfew ordinance. Majority of them as well are minors.”
Lapu-Lapu is currently under Modified General Community Quarantine, wherein only individuals aged 15 to 65 are allowed out on the streets. He added that apprehended individuals will be asked to pay a fine of 1,000 pesos or undergo community service.
Banzon said, “But if they cannot pay the fine or fail to undergo community service, we will file appropriate charges against them. We will go to court.”
Based on a bulletin from the health department, the city, as of November 17, had 94 active cases of COVID-19.