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Sinas ready to return to work

Gen. Debold Sinas, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, is recovering from his bout with Covid-19 and will be reporting back to work when his doctors will allow him.

P/Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana, PNP information chief, said Sinas is in good condition and is recovering fast since he asymptomatic for Covid.

Usana said the PNP chief is most likely to report in a week or two to oversee the PNP’s operation and directives.

Meanwhile, the PNP official reported 36 policemen have died from Covid 19, while 13,000 were stricken by the illness. To date, there are still 1,300 active Covid cases among their personnel.

Any police officer who tests positive for the coronavirus are not allowed to self-medicate or go on home quarantine.

He said all PNP offices were given directives to fumigate, disinfect and conduct a general cleaning of their premises.

Even at the central headquarters in Camp Crame, there has been a prohibition for a number of activities, such as personal visits, formations and parades and even press conferences.

Usana said the media will be provided temporarily with press releases until the situation improves.

He added the quarantine facilities at Camp Crame reported full bed capacity, prompting Sinas to order the search for additional sites to accommodate more Covid cases.

The PNP has already asked the local government where a cop is assigned to help an officer who was hit by the virus.

This will lessen the PNP central office’s capacity load.

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