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7 NoCot town cops, 1 inmate test positive for Covid-19

Philippine News AgencyAugust 31, 2021

UNHAMPERED SERVICE. Police services in Midsayap, North Cotabato continue despite seven of its members and an inmate testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 on Monday (Aug. 30, 2021). The infected police officers and the inmate, currently isolated, are asymptomatic. (Photo courtesy of Midsayap MPS)

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato – Seven police officers and a detainee are currently quarantined in an isolation facility here having found positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Lt. Col. Rolly Oranza, Midsayap police chief, said Tuesday that despite the incident, the operation of the municipal police office continues to function unhampered since the infected police officers and the inmate were immediately taken to a Covid-19 treatment center after their test results came out Monday.

“We continue our operation, we continue our services, we are open to the public,” Oranza said in the vernacular during a radio interview.

“Those coming to the office, please observe strict health protocols,” Oranza added.

He said the four local police officers tested positive based on their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction results while three others are due for confirmatory swab tests this Tuesday after getting positive results in rapid antigen tests.

“Our police officers were infected while performing their mandates,” Oranza said, adding that contact tracing is ongoing.

He said all the police officers and the inmate were asymptomatic. (PNA)



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