Quarantine and isolation facilities inside Camp Crame in Quezon City are now filled with cops infected with Covid-19, prompting the Philippine National Police (PNP) to seek other isolation facilities for them.
Lt. Gen. Joselito Vera Cruz, PNP deputy chief for administration, said the 100 percent occupancy rate at Camp Crame was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday.
“The 287 rooms in the Kiangan Emergency Treatment Facility and other facilities were fully occupied but we can still accommodate through room-sharing, especially for families who got infected,” he said.
Other lawmen who contracted the disease will be transferred to other isolation facilities within Metro Manila, as well as those operated by local PNP units and local governments, Vera Cruz said.
On Friday, 548 new Covid-19 cases were reported within the PNP, bringing the total caseload to 45,028 with 3,766 active cases.
Earlier, PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos ordered an expansion of quarantine facilities inside Camp Crame and in regional police offices to cater to more infected personnel and dependents.
Vera Cruz said the PNP is also waiting for the formal guidelines of the Department of Health on shortening the isolation period to decongest the facilities.
The PNP currently allows its personnel to go on home isolation, following health protocols and submitting regular reports of their condition to monitoring teams.
On Friday, 44 lawmen have recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total recoveries to 41,137. The number of deaths remains unchanged at 125.