168 infected PSP and GNR officers

in News · 26-04-2020 10:00:00 · 0 Comments

The PSP and GNR have 168 elements personnel with covid-19 and 382 are in quarantine, announced the Minister of Internal Administration, guaranteeing that these figures “do not affect” the operationality of security forces.

In a press conference Eduardo Cabrita said that security forces have confirmed 168 elements with covid-19, noting that 26 are already cured.

"Nothing affects the operability of the security forces that renew their declaration of full capacity to fulfill the objectives established in the fulfillment of the state of emergency", said the minister, realizing that 382 elements of the PSP and GNR are in prophylactic isolation.

According to the government, this number “is absolutely insignificant”, since, in about 45 thousand elements, there is a rate of less than 1% of the quarantined staff.

Eduardo Cabrita explained that “whenever there is a suspect in any unit of the security forces” all elements are subject to tests.

"Any contact with an infected person, or any case of infection, determines the immediate quarantine of this entire unit," he said, stressing that since the first phase of the state of emergency, elements of the security forces and services are a priority in carrying out testing.


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