The chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has been tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
But Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana told a national daily, however, that Gen. Debold Sinas was asymptomatic and that there was nothing to worry about his health condition.
He added that Sinas tested negative for Covid-19 in his previous tests. “It was only today (Thursday) that the test result came out from his March 9 swab and it was positive,” Usana said.
Just as Sinas tested positive for Covid-19, an official of the PNP said more police personnel are willing to get inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine
PNP deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said survey results show that 80 percent of the police force now wanted to get vaccinated.
“Around 80 percent have so far expressed their interest to be vaccinated while about 20 percent are still not interested,” he said in Filipino.
Early last month, 49 percent of police personnel were hesitant to get vaccinated but the figures gradually went higher.
Eleazar attributed the positive response to the vaccination to the information dissemination campaign made by the PNP Health Service and the ground commanders.
As of March 11, some 1,407 police front-liners have been vaccinated, while 1,572 have registered.
Of those vaccinated, only 27 reported minor adverse reactions. SOVEREIGNPH