On April 28, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) painted “distancing discs” on roads leading to city’s grocery stores and public markets to show citizens how far they have to be from one another in order to observe proper social distance while buying essentials.
BCPO director Colonel Allen Rae Co coordinated with Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong to create and launch the distancing initiative. White circles with green footprints were painted one meter apart from one another. While waiting to buy good or just standing in line, people were instructed to occupy a circle. This one-meter gap is the recommended distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The city’s Traffic Enforcement Unit is still painting circles in other areas as of writing.
Baguio City is considered a high-risk area and will be under enhanced community quarantine until May 15. Areas with low to moderate risk of spreading the virus will be under general community quarantine starting May 1.
Videos from Baguio City Police Facebook pages.