BJMP monitoring nine COVID positive inmates
MANILA, Philippines — Nine persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) are under monitoring after testing positive for COVID-19, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said Thursday.
BJMP spokesperson Col. Xavier Solda said the PDLs who contracted COVID-19 are staying in isolation facilities under the watch of medical personnel.
“Meron lamang tayong siyam na PDL na binabantayan, positibo po sila sa COVID-19 at nakalagak po sila sa mga isolation facilities natin na binabantayan naman ng mga trained health personnel natin. This is in coordination with the local health unit concerned and the Department of Health,” Solda said during the Laging Handa briefing.
(We have nine PDLs under monitoring after testing positive for COVID-19. They are currently in isolation facilities and being monitored by our trained health personnel. This is in coordination with the local health unit concerned and the Department of Health.)
Solda said out of the 131,708 PDLs, a total of 122,777 PDLs have completed their primary COVID-19 shots.
Meanwhile, 104,256 PDLs have received their first COVID-19 booster shot and 6,633 have received their second booster.