4 NCRPO personnel under monitoring for possible exposure to COVID-19


Four personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) are being monitored for possible infection with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), NCRPO director Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas disclosed on Tuesday.

In a press conference at the Quezon City Police District Station 10 in Kamuning, Sinas said those being monitored include two non-uniformed personnel who traveled to Japan on March 4 and came back March 9, a police staff sergeant who attended a Muslim prayer in the prayer room in Greenhills where victim #6 of Covid-19 attended, and a police lieutenant colonel whose wife visited Japan.

Sinas said all underwent self-quarantine in compliance with NCRPO's requirements.

Meantime, NCRPO personnel are now temporarily restricted from traveling abroad, especially to countries which reported confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Sinas also said the NCRPO is willing to work with the Department of Health should the agency need its help in the management of Covid-19-related situations.

He stressed on the NCRPO's move to follow the Health department's recommendation to check on the Quick Response Team (QRTs) first because they are the ones who will be reaching out to personnel possibly exposed to the virus.