A total of 9,451 violations of Covid-19 health protocols were logged by police on the first day, or on Friday, of the imposition of Alert Level 2 in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said on Saturday.
“Yesterday, we logged violations. If compared to the last 20 days during Alert Level 3 from October 16 to November 4, the average violations per day was 9,746. So we can say that it slightly decreased,” he said in Filipino.
The PNP chief said about 10 percent of the violations logged on Friday were related to the curfew. During Alert Level 3, about 24 percent of the violations were related to curfew.
Under Alert Level 2, the intrazonal and interzonal movement shall be allowed, but “reasonable restrictions” may be imposed by the local government units (LGUs).
The downgrading of alert level in Metro Manila also allows children to go outside of their homes.
Also, higher education institutions (HEIs) may also resume limited face-to-face classes, subject to the guidelines imposed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).In person classes would only be allowed, so long as faculty members and students are fully-vaccinated, LGUs give their nod, HEI facilities are retrofitted, and the room capacity is only at 50 percent.