SAN JUAN City Mayor Francis Zamora and his chief of police, Colonel Jaime Santos have, both tested negative for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the former still continuing his 14-day home quarantine.
Zamora decided to have himself tested for COVID-19 after one of his staff was found positive for the deadly virus. At present, San Juan City has 99 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
On the other hand, Santos became the 1st chief of a Metro Manila police station to reveal in public that he had undergone two rapid blood COVID test and one real-time swab test this week.
Santos revealed the negative result of his test which was taken last Tuesday, the result of which was released by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine three days later “to ensure the safety of San Juan police personnel under his leadership.’
He also told the Journal Group that they are also planning to subject all 256 San Juan City Police Station personnel to a similar test. However, he did not say when his officers and men specifically those really in the ‘front-lines’ will get the same test.
Philippine National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa also tested negative for COVID-19 when he underwent the test after being exposed to many conferences and meetings with countless people, some of them believed to be Persons Under Monitoring or Persons Under Investigation since the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the entire Luzon region and other parts of the country.