Navy redeploys troops to quarantine checkpoints in MECQ areas

Following the return to stricter community quarantine of Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the Philippine Navy (PN) redeployed on August 4 its troops to man quarantine checkpoints in various location under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

Upon the enactment of MECQ, the PN set out over teams to aid other law enforcement agencies in ensuring an orderly and strict reimplementation of quarantine guidelines to stem the transmission of COVID-19.

Although other quarantine measures were relaxed following the implementation of General Community Quarantine last June, the Navys efforts against COVID-19 such as regular patrol of all sea entry points, and deployment of troops to man airports, swabbing facilities and other quarantine controlled-areas did not waver.

With the reimplementation of a stricter community quarantine, the Philippine Navy with the help of its stakeholders will also double its efforts to help the national government combat this unprecedented global pandemic.

The Sailors and Marines of your Philippine Navy along with other branches of the AFP, the PNP, and the health workers are working together in the frontlines to serve the Filipino people and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. NAVY.MIL.PH