4 NCRPO personnel under home-quarantine due to possible COVID-19 infection

Aileen Cerrudo

Four members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are under home-quaratine due to possible coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection.

NCRPO Director PMGen. Debold Sinas confirmed that four members of the Metro Manila Police are under monitoring due to COVID-19 threat.

One of the police officers is assigned at the police community precinct in Greenhills, San Juan.

According to Sinas, the said police went to a prayer room in Greenhills during the height of the hostage taking last March 2. The said prayer room is the one frequently visited by the 6th confirmed COVID-19 patient.

“Ngayon ay nag-self quarantine na rin siya at mino-monitor directly ng regional health service ang status niya, (He is now under self-quarantine and is being monitored by the regional health service),” Sinas said.

The two others are non-uniformed personnel that recently travelled to Japan. One of them is assigned as a District Personnel Head in the Eastern Police District in Eastern Police District. The other one is assigned in Marikina City Police Station.

The fourth NCRPO member under home-quarantine is a Police Lieutenant Colonel whose wife travelled to Japan. The said officer is experiencing fever and sore throat.

In case one of them tested positive for COVID-19, the Quezon City Police District Gym will serve as a quarantine area.

Meanwhile, all PNP personnel are temporarily suspended fromtravelling abroad whether it is personal or work-related travel.

Sinas also said the NCRPO Quick Response Team (QRT) is prepared to conduct contact tracing in case the Department of Health (DOH) asks for assistance.

The NCRPO is also prepared to conduct checkpoints at the entry and exit points of Metro Manila in case a lockdown is imposed on the National Capital Region (NCR).

“We have identified entrance and exits ng mga road, kung mag-lockdown talaga maglagay kami ng mga checkpoints (in case of a lockdown, we would place checkpoints),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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