MANILA – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas on Friday said 14 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been reported among its ranks.
This brings the total number of Metro Manila cops who tested positive for Covid-19 to 47.
This was based on the nasopharyngeal swab test conducted on April 25 with results released on Thursday.
The new cases consist of four police commissioned officers and 10 police non-commissioned officers, who were among 320 front-liners of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) who have undergone testing.
“This is the very reason why we are pursuing testing for all our front-liners. We understand that the risk of contamination is high because of the nature of our work. Nevertheless, we assure the public and their families that we are exerting efforts to continuously provide necessary protection for them on a regular basis,” Sinas said in a statement.
Sinas said these patients are now isolated and monitored at the Hinirang Hall of the QCPD.
As part of precautionary measures, Sinas ordered all personnel who had direct contact with the patients to undergo quarantine and health monitoring. (ia/PNA)