Police officer succumbs to Covid-19

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A POLICE officer stationed in Asturias town, Cebu and who tested positive for the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) died Sunday afternoon, August 1, 2021, at the Toledo City Hospital.

Police Executive MSgt. Thadeo A. Lapening was the deputy chief of the Asturias Police Station and lived in Barangay Tubod, Toledo City, Cebu.

According to Police Major Gilfred Baroman, Lapening called him early Monday morning, July 26, to inform him that he could not report to work because he was not feeling well.

On Saturday, July 31, Lapening informed him he was feeling weak and experiencing diarrhea.

He went to the Toledo City Hospital for an examination and got admitted on the same day.

He underwent a swab test on July 31.

Baroman said that Lapening informed him around 10 a.m. of August 1 that he was positive for Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

Baroman was shocked when he learned that Lapening died at 3 p.m. of the same day due to Covid-19-related complications. (GPL)

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