2 cops recover, 22 infected

Philippine National Police ‘frontliners’

TWO Philippine National Police ‘frontliners’ have recovered from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) as  the number of PNP COVID-19 positive rose to 22 with the addition of three more from Metro Manila on Tuesday, the PNP leadership said yesterday.

The three are all males, two of them both 44-years old and the 3rd a 34-year old policeman.

Two PNP ‘frontliners’ have already recovered from the deadly virus while two unfortunately succumbed to the same disease.

The PNP Health Service headed by Brigadier General Herminio S. Tadeo Jr. said that as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, they have  recorded a total of 57 PNP personnel who are categorized as Probable Persons Under Investigation (Probable PUIs) including seven Police Commissioned Officers and 50 Police Non-Commissioned Officers.

Probable PUIs are personnel diagnosed with either mild/severe or critical with inconclusive, inadequate or no available testing yet.

On the other hand, 242 Suspected Persons Under Investigation (Suspected PUIs) composed of 61 PCOs, 167 PNCOs and 14 NUPs. are ligted. Suspected PUIs are mild/severe/critical cases who have not been tested or are scheduled for testing.

Tadeo said that another 1,384 police personnel have also been listed as Possible Case of Persons Under Monitoring (PUM). The 1,384 are composed of 322PCOs, 1,007 PNCOs and 55 NUPs.

"We are doing all what we can to assure the safety of our policemen, that's why we sincerely follow the directive of  Chief PNP, Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa to protect our police personnel and their families from possible contamination and exposure to the virus," Tadeo said.

The Camp Crame Kiangan Billeting Center which has been converted into a PNP COVID-19 Patient Care Center has already admitted 40 PNP personnel listed as PUIs for quarantine. Making up the 40 are 11 PCOs, 17 PNCOs, five NUPs and seven civilians.