By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Operating on the frontlines in the battle against the coronavirus, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has not been spared from the effects of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases.
“Thankfully, many of the covid cases among our police personnel developed mild symptoms which will only need home or facility isolation,” PNP Chief General Dionardo Carlos said.
As of January 10, the organization has an accumulated caseload of 43,603 coronavirus infections including 1,884 active cases nationwide.
The number of daily cases in the PNP reflects the increasing figures at the national level, but Carlos assures that the performance of duty will not be hampered.
“We have our deployment strategy that in case a member of the police unit will be isolated, those who are not in contact with him/her will take over. Of course, swab testing is a regular thing for us,” Carlos, who also tested positive for covid-19, said.
The work continues also for those who are asymptomatic and can still manage to discharge their function even at home or inside a facility.
Carlos reminds personnel to always maintain a healthy body and a sound mind to effectively function as front liners in this fight against the lethal virus. (ai/mtvn)