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Cops with Covid ‘getting better’

ONLY eight of the 30 police officers from the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are still in isolation and undergoing treatment.

MCPO Director Col. Jonathan Abella, in an interview on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, said five are at home while the three others are in the Mandaue City Central Isolation Center.

To make sure his personnel are safe during this pandemic, they undergo swab tests from time to time with the help of the Mandaue City Health Office, said Abella.

The police official said MCPO personnel are also part of the contact tracing teams in barangays. Others man the round-the-clock contact tracing operations center at the Mandaue City Public Library, he said.

Some police stations in the city had to be placed on lockdown when some police personnel and persons under police custody tested positive for Covid-19.

However, Abella announced that the lockdown has since been lifted.

Meanwhile, Abella said visitors are not allowed to enter the MCPO headquarters in Barangay Centro to protect police personnel from infection. (KFD)


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