The Philippine National Police will soon reach its 100 percent vaccination target for all personnel, according to PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar.
“Sa atin sa PNP, with our more than 223,000, pati na rin ang non uniformed personnel, 89 percent na are fully vaccinated that is around 199,362,” said Eleazar.
In an interview with the Sakto program on TeleRadyo, Eleazar said that 10 percent of them or more than 21,000 are just waiting to be vaccinated with their second dose.
“That is 99 percent na na lahat ay at least may isang vaccine,” he said.
In Metro Manila, of the 23,000 staff of the National Capital Region Police Office, 98 percent of them have been fully vaccinated, and only one percent are still waiting for their second dose.
“Napakarami na ang nababakunahan sa atin at ito ang nagresulta sa pagbaba ng aming infection rate,” he said.
So far, he said, there are only 538 active cases among the PNP.
“Nag peak ito nung Sept. 17 ng 3,200 at since then ito ay patuloy na bumababa. Ito ay napakaganda na indication at resulta ng ating vaccination even though alam natin na lumuluwag na travel restrictions sa ating kapaligaran,” Eleazar said.
PNP ready for Undas 2021: Eleazar
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is already preparing to guard the areas that can be flooded by people today in Undas.
“Doon sa mga sementeryo at kolumbaryo, kagaya nung nangyari last year na ito ay isinara nitong period during ng Undas para hindi magsiksikang doon yun ngayon ang babantayan ng ating mga pulis to see to it na hindi pupunta ang ating mga kababayan doon sa mga establishment na yun except for emergency o may schedule ng libing,” said the PNP chief.
Cemeteries will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.
Aside from the cemeteries, the police are also expecting an influx of the public in areas where many industries have been allowed to open now that Metro Manila has been downgraded to alert level 3.
“Doon naman sila magbabantay para siguraduhin na ang mga pupunta doon ay susunod doon sa minimum public health standard na kanilang dapat gawin,” said Eleazar.