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PNP: Three more cops positive of COVID-19

Kristina Maralit

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday announced that three more police officers were found positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the Philippine National Police (PNP) to 22.

In a statement, the PNP said that the latest COVID-19 cases are policemen assigned in Metro Manila – two 44-year-old males and one 34-year-old male and of the total number of confirmed infections, two deaths were already recorded while there were also two recoveries.

As of Tuesday, the PNP Health Service have registered a total of 57 PNP personnel tagged as Probable Persons Under Investigation (Probable PUI) – seven Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and 50 Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO).

Suspected Persons Under Investigation (Suspected PUI) were at 242 — 61 Police Commissioned Officers (PCO), 167 PNCO and 14 Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP).

Meanwhile, a total of 1,384 PNP personnel were listed as Possible Case of Persons Under Monitoring (Possible PUM) — 322 PCO, 1,007 PNCO and 55 NUP.

“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, Gen. Archie Gamboa to protect our police personnel and their families from possible contamination and exposure to the virus,” said PNP Health Service director PBGen. Herminio Tadeo Jr.

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