first_imgWORKING DAY AND NIGHT. The Iloilo City Police Office is mobilizing over 400 policemen to enforce the enhanced community quarantine and curfew in the metro in a bid to slow down if not stop the spread of the coronavirus disease. As frontliners in the fight against the pandemic they, too, are risking their lives like healthcare workers in the name of public service. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Themost common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Somepatients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhea, according to the World Health Organization. “We are praying that our personnel whoare frontliners remain safe.  We reallyneed them in securing our borders,” said Sangrines./PN As of this writing, they were waitingto be officially declared as cleared. Dampal stressed on Monday it wasbusiness as usual at the ICPO; policemen will continue to maintain peace andorder in the city and man quarantine control points. Policemen are considered frontlinersin the city government’s campaign to curb the spread of COVID-19. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)director Police Colonel Eric Dampal and 40 other policemen earlier classifiedas persons under monitoring (PUMs) were thus cleared, according to ICPOspokesperson Police Captain Shella Mae Sangrines. With this development, the ICPO nowhas only two PUMs left although they already completed their 14-day homequarantine.center_img Thesesymptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected butdon’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. “Our two PUMs are in good condition,”said Sangrines. The PUI cop, who eventually testednegative for COVID-19, was assigned to the ICPO Mobile Group. On the first weekof March he went to Manila. On Monday, Mayor Jerry Treñas himselfmade the disclosure about Dampal being an PUM together with the latter’s 40policemen for having close contact with the PUI cop. He observed home quarantine beginningMarch 31. ILOILO City – The policeman classifiedas a patient under investigation (PUI) for suspected coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) infection tested negative for the SARS-CoV-12 virus.last_img

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