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19 Central Luzon PNP personnel test positive COVID-19

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga (PNA) – At least 18 policemen and one non-uniformed personnel assigned at the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) here tested positive for rhgw coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), prompting authorities to put this camp under temporary lockdown.

PRO-3 Director Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia said, on Saturday, the infected personnel who underwent swab test last Thursday were mostly asymptomatic.

“Our personnel, including the civilian, who have tested positive are now placed on strict quarantine and monitoring and are immediately transferred to our quarantine facility,” Sermonia said in a statement.

He said they are now conducting contact tracing for the Covid-19 cases.

The PRO-3 headquarters, according to Sermonia, will be temporarily placed on lockdown to pave the way for the disinfection of camp facilities and restrict non-essential personnel.

At the same time, he said continuous swab testing is being carried out by the PNP Regional Health Service to personnel who are suspected to be infected with the dreaded virus.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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