PNP sets up 120-bed quarantine facility for personnel as COVID-19 cases climb to 96

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 30 2020 08:12 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2020 10:42 PM

The Philippine National Police inaugurates their 120-bed capacity emergency quarantine facility within Camp Crame in Quezon City on April 30, 2020, amid the enhanced community quarantine. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Philippine National Police said Thursday they have built an emergency quarantine facility in Quezon City for their personnel as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases recorded in the institution climbed to 96.

The PNP public information office said in a statement that the facility at the PNP Transformation Oval in Camp Crame can accommodate 120 infected personnel.

The information office said the facility includes amenities such as fully air-conditioned rooms with complete features, nurse station, shower and bath, and hand-wash area.

PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa thanked SM Foundation President Hans Sy Jr. and WTA Architecture and Designs for their contributions to the facility.

PNP has recorded 215 PNP personnel who are categorized as Probable Persons Under Investigation (Probable PUIs) while a total 357 personnel were recommended as Suspected Persons Under Investigation (Suspected PUIs).

Meanwhile, the PNP's Health Center said that they have finished their COVID-19 rapid testing facility for police officers possibly infected with the disease. The health service said they are training 4 of its members to take over the diagnostic laboratory.

Out of the 96 total COVID-19 cases in PNP, 3 have died and 13 others recovered, the PNP Public Information Office said.