2 Iloilo police officers contract COVID-19

first_imgILOILO City – Two personnel of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   She and the seven policemen were confined at the San Miguel quarantine facility.  The policeman arrived in Iloilo from Manila with six others on June 11 and were taken to a quarantine facility in Oton, Iloilo to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine. “It is our standard operating procedure that before deploying or men, they have to undergo another virus test. Sad to know that one of them is positivse,” said Lucas. Lucas appealed to all police officers in the province: “Take care of yourselves. Always wear protective gears while serving the people.” On June 18, they underwent reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Their results released after two weeks turned out negative for COVID-19. Before they could report back for duty, these seven policemen again underwent RT-PCR testing on June 29. One of them got infected with the viral illness. Lucas said both IPPO officers – a male and female – have ranks of Lieutenant. Lucas, meanwhile, noted that the COVID-positive policewoman was among the 15 cases that health authorities reported in the town of Pavia. They were part of the 91 new cases that the Department of Health Region 6 confirmed Sunday night. These police officers were asymptomatic and confined at a quarantine center in San Miguel, Iloilo, according to IPPO director Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas.last_img

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