WATCH: Last-minute checkpoints put in place before Metro Manila lockdown

Sofia Tomacruz
WATCH: Last-minute checkpoints put in place before Metro Manila lockdown
Commuters cooperate with authorities at checkpoints despite the inconveniences, to keep one another safe from the novel coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – On the first day of the Metro Manila lockdown, police set up last-minute checkpoints between the megacity and the Calabarzon region. 

At the border between San Pedro, Laguna and Tunasan, Muntinlupa, commuters pile up as police conduct identification checks and ask people their purpose for traveling. The first few hours of the lockdown is largely seen as a dry run for guidelines, to limit the movement of people into and out of the Metro Manila until April 14. 

Although commuters are inconvenienced, some share they are willing to cooperate to keep one another safe. 

Sofia Tomacruz reports. – Rappler.com

Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers foreign affairs and is the lead reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. She also writes stories on the treatment of women and children. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz. Email her at sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com.