PNP assures free movement of essential goods during ECQ, but only select APORs allowed in NCR

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 1) — The country's top cop says directions for those manning checkpoints in the National Capital Region were sent out after enhanced community quarantine were reinstated starting August 1

In a statement on Sunday, Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said cargo vans or trucks carrying essential goods will be allowed free movement during the two-week ECQ.

Additionally, authorized persons outside residence (APORs) belong to the workforce and consumers so they will be allowed entry into the NCR.

According to the PNP, "Workforce APORs are those whose companies, businesses or industries they work in are allowed to operate under the ECQ while the Consumer APORs are those allowed to go out to avail of the services of the businesses."

Persons on the APOR list must present an IATF ID issued by regulatory agencies and a valid ID or related document issued by establishments allowed to operate under the current quarantine classification. Those who fail to present these requirements will be asked to return to their homes, the PNP said.

Earlier, the PNP said stricter border controls would be in effect starting midnight of Sunday because of the ECQ.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ordered the police to activate all quarantine control points along the borders of Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, and Bulacan provinces.