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232 PNPA cadets, 11 school employees test COVID-19 positive

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Isolation facilities and protective gears were set up at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Silang, Cavite after 232 of its cadets and 11 school personnel tested positive for the coronavirus.PNPA director Police Maj. Gen. Gilbert Cruz said disinfection solution and other anti-Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) interventions were also initiated not only to treat those who tested positive but also to protect the other cadets and school personnel.“We assure the families and loved ones of the cadets that they are in good hands and their wellness will always be our paramount consideration. We also thank our generous donors for the countless blessings that were shared, words cannot express our appreciation”, said Cruz.Two months ago, the PNP leadership initiated testing of all the cadets and personnel of the PNPA after two of its cadets died due to illness. The death of the two cadets was not related to coronavirus but then Chief PNP Archie Gamboa ordered the testing of all cadets and police personnel in all training camps across the country.During the test, it was found out that 232 cadets of the PNPA tested positive while 11 personnel yielded the same results.Cruz said five isolation facilities with complete amenities, food and medical supplies were immediately established as an immediate response. The facilities are run by personnel of the PNP Health Service.“Our health frontliners are now strictly monitoring these cadets and personnel on these recovery areas. As of today (Monday), there is no recorded increase of COVID-19 case,” said Cruz.In order to ensure that the coronavirus is contained, Cruz said A total of 6,500 face shields, 16,000 facemasks, 1,100 carry-on canisters and alcohol were distributed to each cadet for easy disinfection and protection.The cadets also received a total of 11,000 capsules of Vitamin C for their 14-day quarantine consumption, while 10,000 face masks and 1,000 face shields were donated by PATROL Party List.Laboratory gowns, 15 thermal scanners, two-5 pound oxygen tanks, medicines were also donated by other stakeholders. last_img

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