Almost 300 persons returning from Metro Manila stopped in Camarines Sur checkpoint

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LEGAZPI CITY —- Close to 300 people returning from Metro Manila were stopped at police checkpoints in Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province following the government-imposed enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A report reaching the Bicol Interagency Task Force (BIATF) said some 296 people were caught crossing the closed border at the Bicol-Quezon boundary.

The report said the stranded persons were in the care of various holding areas in Del Gallego and Libmanan to undergo a 14-day quarantine period following the guidelines of the ECQ.

The report also said that, as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the border checkpoint at De…

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