13 General Trias police officers recover from coronavirus

Local officials in General Trias, Cavite, confirmed on Monday, July 13, that 13 out of the 14 police officers who recently tested positive for the coronavirus have already recovered and gone back to work.

Last June 25, the local government of General Trias said 14 police officers who contracted the coronavirus were admitted to a local isolation facility in Barangay Santiago. The city health office then conducted contact tracing in the police office.

General Trias police chief Lieutenant Colonel Marlo Solero on Monday confirmed that 13 of the policemen are back on duty, even attending the regular Monday morning flag-raising ceremony.

One of the police officers is still in the local isolation facility.

When the police officers tested positive in June, local police announced they were temporarily suspending the issuance of travel pass and police clearance "while we are preparing for online application system."

Solero had also requested the Cavite Police Provincial Office for augmentation force to maintain the peace and order in the city.

The augmentation force are scheduled to undergo a PCR test before returning to Camp Pantaleon Garcia in Imus, Cavite.

The city government urged the public to strictly follow health protocols, such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks, regular handwashing, and staying at home except when going out for essential goods and services, or working in allowed industries.

General Trias recorded a total of 97 coronavirus cases as of Monday. Of this number, 32 are active cases, 58 have recovered, while 7 have died.

Nationwide, the Philippines has a total of 57,006 coronavirus cases, with 1,599 deaths and 20,371 recoveries.

Meanwhile, at least 660 cops in the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat in Pampanga were to undergo testing for the novel coronavirus last June 25 after 22 rookies were confirmed positive. – Rappler.com