The local government of Taytay in Rizal province has set up a temporary jail facility for persons who will be arrested for violating the enhanced community quarantine, according to its local chief executive Mayor Joric Gacula.
Gacula had inspected one of the two temporary lock-up jails for quarantine violators, saying that the Taytay Philippine National Police (PNP) and the City Municipal Health Office recommended the making of a temporary jail for ECQ violators and perpetrators of minor crimes.
“This will help decongest the jam packed situation in the Taytay lock-up jail. Seryoso po ang PNP na mag higpit sa extension period ng ating extended community quarantine para di na kumalat pa ang deadly virus na ito. Lahat ng pasaway ay makukulong para magtanda at di sila magkalat ng sakit,” Gacula said.
As of 29 April, Taytay has 41 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 9 deaths and 12 recoveries.