OFFICIAL STATEMENT: No detailed close-in security personnel of PRRD tests positive for COVID-19

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: No detailed close-in security personnel of PRRD tests positive for COVID-19

PSG Commander COL JESUS P DURANTE III PA confirms that a PSG personnel tested positive for COVID-19 but has long recovered. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has no exposure with him at all since he is not detailed as a close-in security.

PSG strictly follows a systematic procedure in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the DOH and IATF-EID to prevent the spread of the virus. PSG troopers and their dependents undergo COVID-19 rapid testing every two (2) weeks to detect the virus.This is to ensure that PSG troopers do not become threat, themselves, to the President and guarantee that his safety is not compromised in any way.

So far, there were 160 PSG personnel who tested positive for rapid testing since March They automatically underwent quarantine for two weeks in an isolated facility, away from the President’s Malacañang residence. They were then subjected to RT-PCR tests. Among them, only one PSG personnel was confirmed positive with the RT-PCR test.

To reiterate, said personnel has long recovered and was never detailed as close-in security of the President.

PSG Compound and Malacañang complex remain to be safe and secured for the President and the first family.

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