Coronavirus-hit PNPA on lockdown until Friday

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Posted at Sep 15 2020 07:31 AM

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The Philippine National Police Academy is on lockdown until Sept. 18 after hundreds of its cadets caught the novel coronavirus, a spokesperson said Tuesday.

A total of 232 cadets and 11 personnel tested positive this week for the pathogen that causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, said PNPA Public Information Office chief Lt. Col. Bryon Allatog.

Most of the COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic and are staying in 5 isolation facilities inside the PNPA. Their close contacts are also quarantined, he told ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo.

“The PNP command assures the families of these cadets that the leadership will take care of these cadets,” he said.

Watch the officer's full interview here.

TeleRadyo, Sept. 15, 2020