Samar PPO Deploys New PNP Personnel in Tarangnan
Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- Samar Police Provincial Office (SPPO) under the leadership of PCOL ANDRE P DIZON, Provincial Director, has deployed more or less thirty (30) new PNP personnel led by PLT RUEL M SITOY as a temporary replacement of the entire police force of Tarangnan Municipal Police Station (MPS) in relation to the COVID-19 affectation on May 6, 2020.
Said personnel were deployed in lieu of the quarantined PNP personnel assigned at Tarangnan MPS who underwent rapid testing to which two (2) of them were found reactive but later turned out negative of the virus based on their confirmatory test or the COVID-19 RT-PCR Test.
To date, nineteen (19) personnel from Tarangnan MPS are still under monitoring/isolation.
Accordingly, at the onset of this pandemic in the region, only two (2) Barangays of Tarangnan, Samar were placed under Total Lockdown on the first week of April following the announcement of the Department of Health-Eastern Visayas wherein two (2) positive cases of COVID-19 (2nd and 3rd case in Samar) were confirmed. But as cases started to rise, Executive Order No. 08 Series of 2020 was issued placing the entire town of Tarangnan, Samar to a Total Lockdown due to the existing Local Transmission in the area.
Meanwhile, decontamination of the MPS Building and Facilities were conducted after its personnel were isolated and quarantined.
“My constant reminder goes to all our police frontliners especially those assigned in places infected with this deadly virus to strictly observe protocols and never put your guards down at all times,” PBGEN BERNABE MENDOZA BALBA, Regional Director said.
As of now, the newly-deployed personnel are assisting the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tarangnan in its continuous contact tracing efforts as well as in the conduct of “Oplan Bandillo” within the municipality to ward off further spread of said virus.
RD Balba also urges the public to stay still at their homes and continue to cooperate with the authorities to flatten the curve.
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