Camp Karingal, the police camp of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), has been shut down after at least 14 of its cops tested positive of the coronavirus, media reports said.
The shutdown began on Saturday, reports news television show Unang Balita, and is expected to end on Tuesday, May 12. The cops who have tested positive have already been isolated, and the authorities are tracking down those who have come into contact with them.
During this lockdown, only those working inside the camp will be allowed entry. The entire area will also be contaminated to prevent the further spread of the virus.
Journal Online reports that a total of 219 QCPD personnel underwent coronavirus tests from April 25 to 29. At least 115 of the employees have received results of their tests, while the rest are still pending. Some of those found to have been infected were either colonels or majors, and are responsible for inspecting the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Quezon City. Those infected were mostly asymptomatic.
Philippine National Police Spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac told CNN Philippines that he would release a statement to provide more details about the lockdown.
The Philippines has a total of 10,794 reported COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, with 719 deaths and 1,924 recoveries.
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