Strong men are not exempted as 77-cops in the Philippines were infected of COVID-19 disease just like the ordinary ones.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Archie Gamboa confirmed on Wednesday, morning April 22, 2020 that there are now a total of 77 policemen tested positive of coronavirus disease.
According to Gamboa the 77 policemen contracted with the deadly disease include the twelve (12) cops who have already recovered and the three (3) other cops that passed away due to the respiratory disease. Gamboa added that those three (3) policemen died were having other related medical issues like hypertension, diabetes and heart problems.
According to the report, the PNP is now planning to build quarantine sites at their headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City to accommodate asymptomatic police officers and those who have with mild symptoms.
The policemen in the country were among the people working on the frontline to maintain peace and order and implement rules and protocols amid enhanced community quarantine which is expected to end on April 30, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) always reminded the public to observe proper hygiene for safety measures against COVID-19 disease that include:
- practice regular hand washing
- cover of mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
- avoiding close or physical contact and interaction with people who exhibit virus symptoms
- using alcohol and sanitizers
The COVID-19 pandemic records 2,557,182 confirmed cases and 177,641 death toll and 690,445 recovered all over the world as of writing.
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