Extended lockdown in the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Cavite.
This after the director of the police academy announced today that it will extend the lockdown until September 30, 2020 to give way the quarantine period of COVID-19 infected cadets and personnel.
“Sa ngayon naka-lockdown kami and we deemed it necessary to extend the lockdown up to Sept. 30 kasi nga nung Sept. 8 after the swabbing, cadets will undergo quarantine and isolation for 14 days and then plus seven days just to make sure na everybody‘s okay,” PNPA Director Major Gen. Gilberto Cruz said.
“So we added another seven days, that’s the recommendation of our health doctor here. So Sept. 30, and then another swabbing gagawin namin for the whole personnel of PNPA,” Cruz added.
Initially, PNPA in Cavite was placed under lockdown from Sept. 3 to Sept. 18 after some cadets were found positive for the coronavirus disease.
On Monday, the leadership revealed that there are already 243 cases of the respiratory disease in their academy. Of the number, 232 are cadets while 11 are personnel.
The Academy currently has five buildings converted into isolation centers which offer essential goods and amenities for the cadets and personnel who contracted COVID-19.