66 cops present during command visit of Sinas in Mimaropa test negative for Covid-19

66 cops present during command visit of Sinas in Mimaropa test negative for Covid-19

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — Some sixty-six (66) personnel of Police Region Office- Region 4-B (MIMAROPA) present during the command visit of Philippine National Police Gen chief Debold Sinas in Mindoro all tested negative for Covid-19.

The 66 personnel included Regional Director, PBGen. Pascual Munoz had close contacts with the chief PNP when the latter visited the police regional office on March 11.

On that day, while attending some activities such as tree planting and mark unveiling, the PNP chief received a text message from PNP Health Service saying he is positive for COVID-19.

After they received the RT-PCR test result they immediately informed the National. Headquarters at Camp Crame.

Based on the report of PRO MIMAROPA, The results of the RT-PCR test conducted have been released and all are negative.

Likewise, as of this date, not anyone from the identified close contacts experienced covid19 symptoms.

The test was done during the 6th day after the command visit to ensure that the virus will be detected, if there is any, within 5-7 days after exposure.

“This reflects the effective implementation of health protocols by the PNP during the CPNP Command Visit,” Munoz said.

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