KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 161 police personnel and their family members nationwide are currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19, says Comm Datuk Ramli Din.
The Bukit Aman Management Department director said those infected were sent to hospitals for treatment.
He said they comprised 17 senior officers, 91 personnel, five civilian personnel and 48 family members.
"We are constantly monitoring the situation as the safety of our personnel is a priority," he said on Sunday (Oct 25).
Comm Ramli said another 2,012 police officers and personnel had been quarantined
"They are 292 senior officers, 1,310 personnel, 85 civilian personnel and 325 family members," he said.
Comm Ramli said the fight against Covid-19 is far from over and it takes all parties to play their part to ensure the chain of infections is broken.
"Police officers and personnel along with other authorities are on the frontlines, be it part of the compliance operation task force or manning roadblocks. We hope the public will practice self-control and stay vigilant," he added.
The number of Covid-19 cases has been spiking, with the number of infections reaching a record high of 1,228 cases on Saturday (Oct 24).
Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Sabah have since been placed under the conditional movement control order (MCO) while certain localities with high number of infections have been placed under an enhanced MCO.
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