During the search, patients who do not meet home quarantine requirements would be relocated to government-run isolation facilities.
Human Rights Watch has reported that this strategy mirrors the Duterte administration's tactics to target suspected drug users in its war on drugs. It further said that the police's conduct in the government's Covid-19 response does not inspire confidence that this campaign would respect people's fundamental rights, or be an effective way to stop the spread of the virus. The New York Times reported that this strategy has received backlash from human rights activists. They worry this would be used to target poor communities and make them vulnerable to police abuses.