BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A neophyte police officer who tested positive for COVID-19 in Negros Occidental is now in stable condition, Maj. Edison Garcia, provincial police spokesman, said yesterday.
The infected police officer assigned at the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company is asymptomatic and presently under quarantine at the provincial healing facility in Brgy.Minoyan, Murcia, Garcia said.
He is the second 1st PMFC trooper to be infected by COVID-19, with the first COVID-19 infected police personnel now back on active duty, he added.
Both police personnel were rendering duties at different quarantine facilities for returning Overseas Filipino Workers in Bacolod City when they got infected by the virus.
As part of the NOCPPO precautionary measures, police personnel deployed to various quarantine facilities, who would usually render 15 days of duty, are subjected to swab testing before their day off.
Meanwhile, a neophyte police officer from Iloilo, who was among those who beefed up the manpower of the Bacolod City Police Office, has also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier.
He is also asymptomatic, according to Col. Henry Biñas, BCPO acting police director.*