SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan — The family members who had close contact with the Crame-based police officer, who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), all tested negative of the virus based on the results of their swab tests.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the City Information Office confirmed that family members of the police who hailed from Barangay Turac here were among the priorities for laboratory testing because of their exposure to a Covid-19 positive case.
“Ikinagagalak po naming ibalita sa publiko na ang resulta ng asawa, nanay at tatay ng police officer sa Crame ay lumabas na negative (We are pleased to inform the public that the wife, mother and father of a police officer based in Camp Crame, Quezon City were all negative for Covid-19),” the post said.
The family completed their 14-day mandatory home quarantine on Monday and will be receiving a certificate of quarantine completion from the City Health Office.
In the same post, the city government expressed its gratitude to the provincial government of Pangasinan through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) for administering the throat swabbing of the family amid the limited testing kits for Covid-19 in the province.
Mayor Julier Resuello, in a Facebook live message on April 15, said the cop assigned at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters came back home on April 9 while waiting for the result of his swab test that later turned positive.
Meanwhile, as of 9 a.m. on April 27, San Carlos City has still no Covid-19 confirmed cases, two have died as probable cases, while 15 have recovered as suspect and probable cases. (PNA)