6,000 police infected with Covid

WITH 6,700 police personnel nationwide to have been infected by the virus that caused coronavirus disease (Covid – 19), the Philippine National Police (PNP) have noted a remarkable recovery rate.

PNP Chief General Camilo Cascolan who recently visited the Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO - COR) explained measures within the police organization are currently being prepared to assure police personnel are provided with the appropriate health care measures against Covid - 19.

“Despite the number of police personnel that have been infected by the virus, the PNP now has around 6,100 that have recovered and we still have around 100 that are still on quarantine, “ Cascolan said.

The PNP has its own quarantine facilities with the first RT - PCR laboratory established at Camp Crame and other laboratories are also eyed in the different parts of the country.

“One will be established in Cebu, another will be established in Davao and we hope we will be able to establish RT - PCR laboratories in each region in the country,” Cascolan stated.

The police organization has recorded 20 deaths since the start of the health pandemic in March with five officers and 15 non - commissioned officers.

Cascolan meanwhile commended officials and personnel of PRO – COR for its continued adherence to the minimum health care to combat the coronavirus that has led to less number of police personnel infected by the virus.

“They are doing good and we are really proud especially here in the Cordillera, you have the triage area, you have a mayor that is so good in Baguio City, all the Cordillerans are doing their job and even in far-flung areas,” Cascolan added.


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