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AFP locks down Camp Aguinaldo

RESTRICTIVE MEASURE. Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo told reporters on Sunday (March 21, 2021) that Camp Aguinaldo has been locked down. He said it is one way of helping curb the spread of Covid-19. (PNA File photo)

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City has been locked down since 8 a.m. Sunday as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“I confirm that Camp Aguinaldo has been locked down since 8 o’clock in the morning today, 21 March 2021,” AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said in a message to reporters.

The preemptive measure, as ordered by Chief of Staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, seeks to arrest the alarming and fast-growing number of Covid-19 infections, he added.

“Details and updates to follow,” Arevalo added.

The AFP has yet to release the number of Covid-19 infections in the camp.

On Sunday, the Department of Health reported 7,757 new confirmed cases and 39 new deaths while 15,288 more patients recovered from Covid-19. (PNA)

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