103 Policemen tagged as PUMs in Central Visayas

103 Policemen tagged as PUMs in Central Visayas

- 103 policemen are now considered as persons under monitoring in Central Visayas

- They have shown influenza-like ailments and were advised to undergo self-quarantine

- The Regional Director of Health Services assured the public that there are no policemen who have tested positive for COVID-19

- The region continues to be vigilant in its fight against COVID-19

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Amidst the ongoing measures implemented by the government in its fight against the coronavirus, the frontliners, including policemen, are at a high risk of contracting the virus.

In Central Visayas, 103 policemen were considered as persons under monitoring or PUMs. These are the policemen who showed flu-like ailments.

In response to the condition of the policemen, they were advised to undergo self-quarantine.

103 Policemen tagged as PUMs in Central Visayas

103 Policemen tagged as PUMs in Central Visayas (Photo: CNN Philippines)
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As per Inquirer, Police Colonel Relie David Canlas, Regional Health Services Director, said during a press conference on March 20 that the PRO-7, which has its headquarters at Camp Sergio Osmeña had no policemen who tested positive of coronavirus.

Cebu City has also started local testing for COVID-19.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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