MANILA--The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said 67 of its personnel serving as frontliners have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
"Sa ating hanay meron na nagkakasakit. Ang mga ito ay under strict monitoring ng ating police doctors at binibigyan ng lahat ng assistance para po sila'y gumaling at maka-recover," said PNP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac.
In the Laging Handa press briefing, Banac said authorities are also monitoring 74 probable and 596 suspected patients who are showing symptoms of the highly contagious disease.
"Ating ipinapaabot sa ating mga kababayan ang kahalagahan ng pananatili sa kanilang mga bahay dahil maging ang mga police frontliners natin ay hindi exempted sa pagkakasakit kaya umabot ng ganitong bilang," he said.
Banac said the PNP continues to implement its preventive measures to prevent other police frontliners from becoming infected.
The Department of Health has recorded 5,878 confirmed COVID-19 infection in the Philippines as of Friday. Of the total, 487 recovered and 887 have died.