To effectively implement the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) measures in Cebu City, Joint Task Force COVID Shield deployed 11 drones manned by personnel of the Cebu City Police Office to monitor and determine the areas where quarantine rules were violated.
“Once violations were observed, those who man the drones would feed the information to the ground troopers for immediate deployment,” said Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, commander of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield.
Brig. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, the regional director of the Central Visayas regional police and the concurrent commander of the Regional JTF COVID Shield approved the deployment of the drones.
Areas identified were usual places of meeting and possible entry points of those who would avoid the checkpoints set up by the soldiers and the police.