BREAKING NEWS: Former PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar Tests Positive for COVID-19

Statement of Former PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar After Testing Positive for COVID-19

FORMER PNP CHIEF GUILLERMO ELEAZAR – The former head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) released a statement confirming that he tested positive for COVID-19.

The Philippines is currently fighting another surge in the COVID-19 cases. The rise in the daily recorded cases in several cities in Metro Manila followed the holiday season and took place amid the possible spread of the Omicron which is currently the variant of concern across the globe.

To fight the spread of COVID-19, the authorities decided to place the entire Metro Manila under Alert Level 3. It started last January 3, 2022 and is set until January 15, 2022. According to the national government, the curb may be escalated to Alert Level 4 if the cases continue to increase.

Several known personalities contracted COVID-19. Recently, former PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Former PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar
Photo lifted from Sunstar

In a statement, former PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar said that received the result of his RT PCR test on the eve of January 11, 2022. He contracted COVID-19 for the first time.

In his Facebook post, the former Chief of PNP said that he is not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. He is currently under home isolation which is part of the protocols set by the Department of Health (DOH). He called the public to get vaccinated and boosted against coronavirus as soon as possible.

Eleazar stressed that the move of the government encouraging the public to get vaccinated centers on the prevention of the serious effects of COVID infection.

Currently, the Philippines is ramping up its vaccination program. It previously held two (2) mass vaccination drives that jabbed over ten (10) million people. The giving of booster shots for healthcare workers, immuno-compromised individuals, and senior citizens has also begun.

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