BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, May 21 (PIA) - - - Officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have denied reports that COVID-19 infection has entered the Police Provincial Office (PP0) in this town.
"All PNP personnel of the province is COVID-19 free and always ready to serve and protect Novo Vizcayanos," Police Provincial Director Richard Saavedra said.
He also dismissed the report that four policemen of the Provincial Internal Affairs Service (PIAS) were already infected with COVID-19.
Saavedra said a rapid test conducted by the Municipal Health Office(MHO) of Bayombong in May 15 showed that the policemen were positive of the COVID-19.
He said that since the rapid test is non-conclusive, the cops' specimens were immediately brought to Baguio General Hospital Medical Center(BGHMC) for confirmatory test.
"We were informed by Dr. Jerraliza Tannagan, MHO of Bayombong that the result of the swab tests of our 4 policemen was already negative," Saavedra said.# Benjamin Moses M. Ebreo/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya