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PNPA extends lockdown until end of September

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 09:14 AM September 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The lockdown in Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) is extended until Sept. 30 to give way to the quarantine period of COVID-19-infected cadets and personnel, its director said Tuesday.

“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 told ABS-CBN News Channel when questioned about the lockdown period in the academy.

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“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.

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On Monday, PNPA revealed that there are already 243 cases of the respiratory disease in their academy. Of the number, 232 are cadets while 11 are personnel.

PNPA currently has five buildings converted into isolation centers which offer essential goods and amenities for the cadets and personnel who contracted COVID-19.

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