THE Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) director announced that all their police officers are now Covid-free.
In June 2020, a detainee in the Opao Police Station tested positive for Covid-19, which also infected other police officers and placed the station on lockdown.
Since then, other police officers had tested positive for Covid-19, including 30 uniformed personnel and two non-uniformed personnel.
Now, all of the officers have recovered from the disease.
PCol. Jonathan Abella, the MCPO city director, said the last two officers who tested positive for the virus have recovered by Sept. 9, 2020.
The two police officers have yet to report to work, Abella said, as he still gave them seven days to monitor their status if they are fit to return to work.
Abella said that one of the recent recoveries had been positive for the virus for three months and he is thankful that the officer has finally recovered from the disease.
Abella believes that strictly implementing social distancing and minimum health standards in every station and the headquarters helped the office to recover and prevent more officers from getting infected.
Although the MCPO officers have recovered from Covid-19, all the MCPO officers’ status will still be monitored with the support of the local government and local health offices, Abella said.
Once there will be other officers showing flu-like symptoms, Abella said they will immediately isolate them in their quarantine facility located on V. Rama St. in Cebu City.
He said that as much as possible, they will place the probable Covid-19 infected officer in the isolation facility to prevent spreading the virus to their families. (KFD)