NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Major General Debold M. Sinas yesterday announced the recovery from COVID-19 of an NCRPO personnel after being confined at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine for more than two weeks.
Sinas said that Patient No. 3 successfully battled the dreaded disease and has been cleared for discharged by RITM officials. “But despite leaving the RITM, Patient No. 3 will be still be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine inside the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan while continuously taking his medications,” the official said.
At present, NCRPO has nine COVID-19 patients, four of whom are already recovering. Sinas said the four were found to be COVID-19 positive have already recovered and tested negative after two consecutive COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction tests.
He said there are no COVID-19 death in the metropolitan police force and hope it will remain the same.
"We are not COVID-19-resistant. As we head on to the frontline, the risks that we will be infected by this disease is high. Hence, we are strictly implementing precautionary measures. This is our duty and we will carry on the task. So please, stay home to prevent the virus from spreading further,” Sinas told the public.
NCRPO agents are securing the Metro Manila boundaries by manning Quarantine Control Points 24/7 to ensure that the virus will no longer thrive and spread to neighboring towns, cities and municipalities, Sinas said.
He added that frontline health workers are attending to those who are already infected and others who are possible carriers of the disease.
"We celebrate with the family, friends and loved ones of our comrade Patient #3 for his recovery. We are proud of him for fighting a good fight. We can't be any happier to see him back. His experience is a clear manifestation that the Good Lord blesses his cops in the frontlines and strengthens us amidst this crisis,” Sinas said.