BCPO: ‘Stop panic buy­ing’

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THE Ba­colod City Po­lice Office (BCPO) has asked the co­op­er­a­tion of the pub­lic to avoid panic buy­ing in the city amid coro­n­avirus dis­ease 2019 (Covid-19) threats.

This was stressed by Po­lice Lieu­tenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesper­son of BCPO, yes­ter­day af­ter sev­eral res­i­dents in Ba­colod were panic buy­ing in various gro­cery stores and su­per­mar­kets on Wed­nes­day.

“There was a long line of mar­ket go­ers here, don’t go panic buy­ing be­cause it’s only en­hanced com­mu­nity quar­an­tine (ECQ). The gro­cery stores and su­per­mar­kets are still open dur­ing ECQ,” he said.

He added the peo­ple should buy only the foods that they need and not hoard.

Pico noted that the su­per­mar­kets and man­u­fac­tur­ers will also re­plen­ish their stocks so there is no rea­son to panic.

Gov­er­nor Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son yes­ter­day is­sued an ex­ec­u­tive or­der plac­ing the en­tire prov­ince of Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal un­der ECQ.

Pico said they are also wait­ing for the City Govern­ment of Ba­colod to is­sue the same di­rec­tive.

“It’s the best so­lu­tion (ECQ) to pre­vent and stop the spread of Covid-19. So please stay at home. Our po­lice­men are al­ways ready to en­force the di­rec­tives,” he said.

Pico also asked the co­op­er­a­tion of the barangay of­fi­cials to urge their con­stituents to stay at home.

“Please let’s co­op­er­ate with our au­thor­i­ties so we can pre­vent and stop the spread of Covid-19, let’s do our part to fight Covid-19,” Pico said./map

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