Even with strict health protocols in place, the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has infected at least 37 individuals at the Fort del Pilar in Baguio City where the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is hosted.
The PMA was one of the first institutions to enforce a lockdown to contain Covid-19, putting in place protocols since February last year.
A national daily reported that close to 400 tests were conducted at Fort del Pilar from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2020 that yielded 37 positive results for Covid-19. However, it was not known whether those who tested positive were cadets, soldiers, teachers or family members of enlisted PMA personnel who were staying inside Fort del Pilar during the holidays.
Since strict health protocols are in place at Fort del Pilar, PMA cadets were not required to perform ceremonial duties during the Rizal Day program last week.“The world stopped turning when the disease struck. It changed our daily lives, it changed how we value life because it took lives in an instant. The virus changed how we all struggle for our nation,” said PMA superintendent, Maj. Gen. Ferdinand Cartojano. SOVEREIGNPH