Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa (Photo by Lloyd Caliwan)

MANILA – Newly-entered cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) are required to undergo isolation and coronavirus testing, PNP chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Monday.

Gamboa said the move is to ensure that members of the PNPA Class 2024 are safe from the disease, even as the reasons of the death of the two cadets who died within in a span of three days are heat stroke and low potassium.

“I do not want to discount the possibility that there is infection at PNPA and other training camps because of other experiences abroad,” Gamboa told reporters in a press briefing held at Camp Crame.

On Wednesday, Cadet 4th Class Kenneth Ross Alvarado died of heat stroke and two days later, Cadet 4th Class Jiary Jasen Papa succumbed to low potassium. Both are from the PNPA Class 2024.

The PNPA Class 2024 consists of 254 males and 52 females. Their reception rite was held on July 3.

Covid-19 positive workers at NAIA now 32

MANILA – The number of personnel working at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 32, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said on Monday.

“Right now as we speak, we have 32 (positive cases). Out of this, 10 have already recovered, while the rest are undergoing quarantine,” he said during the Laging Handa briefing.

Monreal said the MIAA has been monitoring and attending to these through the help of their respective barangays.

NTF Covid sets more rules for motorcycle back riders

MANILA – The National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 has set more rules for motorcycle driver and back rider.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Monday said back-riders will be asked to present documents at quarantine control points or to law enforcers as proof that they are indeed a couple.

He said a married couple should have the same last name and for common-law partners, they must share the same address.

He said married couples should bring copies of their marriage certificate and present IDs if asked by law enforcers.

The NTF has approved the motorcycle back-riding using a prototype barrier but allowed only for husbands and wives, common-law couples, and live-in partners. (PNA)