Camp Olivas on lockdown; 19 cops get Covid-19

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The regional police headquarters, Camp Olivas, located in this city was placed under temporary lockdown after 19 of its personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Police Regional Office-Central Luzon Director Brigadier General Rhodel Sermonia said 18 policemen and a civilian living inside the police camp contracted the virus.

Although asymptomatic, Sermonia said all patients were transferred to a quarantine facility for strict monitoring.

"We are also establishing the contact tracing, including all our PNP (Philippine National Police) and non-uniformed personnel inside the camp as well as the families of those infected," he said.

Under the 48-hour lockdown which started Sunday noon, August 2, 2020, Sermonia said all non-essential personnel will be restricted entry inside the camp while disinfection of camp facilities is being conducted.

Continuous swab testing of suspected personnel is also being conducted during the lockdown, the police official added.


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