PNP sets work-from-home scheme for pregnant cops

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police has implemented a work-from-home scheme for pregnant policewomen after two who contracted COVID-19 suffered a miscarriage while undergoing treatment, PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday.

“My directive is for those who are pregnant one month up, they will work from home,” he told reporters in Filipino at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in Taguig.

In case expectant mothers in the PNP are also at risk of getting infected with COVID-19 at home, he instructed their commanders to bring them to their health service units where they can be assessed by obstetricians and gynecologists.

A total of 8,045 PNP members have contracted the virus. Of the number, 25 have died while 7,637 or 94.92 percent of the patients have recovered.

The PNP has documented 34 new cases yesterday, 16 of whom are from Calabarzon.

Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas reported three cases each; the Cordilleras, two; and Cagayan Valley, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Caraga and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, one each.

The other two cases are from various operational support units of the PNP.               

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