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PRO-6spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong said checkpoints were established beginning March 17. Policemen wereassisted by personnel from DOH Region 6, local government units concerned, andbarangay officials. The provincial governments of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, and Capizimposed travel restrictions to seal their respective areas from the possibleentry of COVID-9. They tasked their respective police provincial forces toguard their borders. ILOILO City – The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) only has 20pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for policemen enforcingprovincial border restrictions being observed in Panay Island against thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-9). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people can catchCOVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person toperson through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when aperson with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. “Weare checking if drivers observe social distancing,” said Malong. “I hope the RDRRMC can give additional PPEs,” said Pamuspusan. At present, policemen with no PPEs manning border checkpoints aresimply observing social distancing and hand hygiene (using alcohol and handsanitizers), according to the director. Meanwhile,Pamuspusan reminded his men not to forget also the other campaignsof the Philippine National Police such as against illegal drugs, illegalgambling and fugitives, among others./PN “I would like ask our personnel, pag nag-conduct sila ngcheckpoints they must also safeguard their health,” said Pamuspusan. Temporaryholding centers for people were also set up “just in case may makita nga symptoms,” said Malong. FIGHT VS. CORONAVIRUS. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE)-trained personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from its health service unit are ready to assist other government agencies in the repatriation of Filipinos in China and other countries affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus. Some of the personnel who are ready for deployment don face masks and protective clothing during an event after the flag-raising ceremony at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame on Feb. 3, 2020. PNA BY IME SORNITO and RUBYP. SILUBRICO Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director,appealed for help most especially from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6,Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) and localgovernment units (LGUs). The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and drycough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose,sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feelunwell.