The entire personnel of the Army 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental remain COVID19-free, its commander, Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, said yesterday.
Pasaporte attributed this to their strict observation of mandated health protocols, including avoidance of unnecessary exposure to other people, as much as possible.
While some Army personnel were allowed to return home, Pasaporte said they are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in their respective units upon their return for duty.
The 21 Army soldiers, who got infected by the virus upon their return to Negros Oriental last month from Cebu, had earlier been tested negative of COVID-19.
Except for the 21 soldiers, members of infantry units of the 3rd Infantry Division stationed in Western and Central Visayas have not been infected by the virus, Maj. Cenon Pancito, its spokesperson, said yesterday.
Pancito said that the 21 soldiers belonging to the 33rd Division Reconnaisance Company are now back to active duty status after they were tested negative for COVID-19.
Presently, the 3ID soldiers are also assisting local government units in manning quarantine control points in Iloilo.*
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