MELAKA: Firemen at the Ayer Keroh Fire and Rescue Department are not under quarantine, says Melaka health and anti-drug committee chairman Rahmad Mariman.
He clarified that one of the personnel was asked to undergo self-quarantine after it was discovered that his son was enrolled at a tahfiz school in Jasin which had Covid-19 cases.
"Screening was done on the fireman and his family members, who tested negative for Covid-19.
"This was part of the procedure by the department to ensure the safety of its officers," Rahmad said on Friday (April 10).
He was commenting on an allegation that 19 personnel from the station had been placed under quarantine after a colleague's son was infected with Covid-19.
Rahmad said the fireman's son also tested negative.
On April 7, some 70 students of Madrasah Bustanul Ulum Abu Bakar, Kampung Ayer Merbau in Jasin were placed in Covid-19 quarantine centre in Alor Gajah.
The move came after one teacher and 20 other students tested positive for Covid-19. The teacher and students are believed to be linked to the Seri Petaling mosque cluster.
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