Nearly all cops in Bicol fully vaxxed vs. Covid-19

Some 12,824 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) have been vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Maj. Malu Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, in an interview, said based on their data on Thursday, the number already represents 99.46 percent of the total 12,893 personnel of the Bicol police.

“Some 69 personnel remain unvaccinated for different reasons such as religious belief, pregnant, under medication, underlying illness, and no clearance from their respective doctors,” Calubaquib said.

She also said that 12,091 were fully vaccinated, and 733 so far only received their first dose.

Calubaquib said PRO5 remains firm in widening its efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 and its variants in the Bicol region.

She said it strategizes and rationalizes the deployment of personnel, and assigns a sufficient number of personnel to ensure the implementation of various Inter-Agency Task Force health protocols.

“A total of 17 quarantine control points (QCPs) were established all throughout the region. It is manned by 207 personnel wherein 152 are from the Philippine National Police, four from the Bureau of Fire Protection, 11 from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and 40 other force multipliers,” she added.

Also, 61 medical reserve forces were deployed to assist during the regionwide rollout of vaccination.

Likewise, PRO5 has conducted other police operations including foot and mobile visibility patrol and intensified the inspection of business establishments to ensure their compliance with the public health protocols.

Other Covid-19 intervention efforts also include stricter implementation of physical distancing rules and wearing of face masks, and constant coordination with the local government units for the full implementation of IATF resolutions.

“The men and women of PRO5 are still on full alert status to continue to supervise the current situation and address any eventualities occurring in certain areas in Bicol,” Calubaquib said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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