Newly-entered cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy are required to undergo isolation and coronavirus testing, PNP chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Monday.
Gamboa said the move is to ensure that members of the PNPA Class 2024 are safe from the disease, even as the reasons of the death of the two cadets who died within in a span of three days are heat stroke and low potassium.
“I do not want to discount the possibility that there is infection at PNPA and other training camps because of other experiences abroad,” Gamboa told reporters in a press briefing held at Camp Crame.
On Wednesday, Cadet 4th Class Kenneth Ross Alvarado died of heat stroke and two days later, Cadet 4th Class Jiary Jasen Papa succumbed to low potassium. Both are from the PNPA Class 2024.