161 cops and their family members test positive


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 161 police officers, personnel and their family members have tested positive for Covid-19, says Comm Datuk Ramli Din.

“All of those infected are undergoing hospital treatment, ” said the Bukit Aman Management Department director.

“Those who tested positive are 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.

A further 2,012 police officers and personnel have been quarantined. “They are 292 senior officers, 1,310 personnel, 85 civilian personnel and 325 family members, ” said Comm Ramli.

“The risk and dangers faced by all frontliners are real and they sacrifice their well-being for the sake of breaking the chain of Covid-19 infections.”

“The public must adhere to standard operating procedure, including wearing face masks and practising physical distancing, ” he said.

“Police officers and personnel along with other authorities are on the front line, be it part of the compliance operation task force or manning roadblocks.

“We hope the public will practise self-control and stay vigilant, ” he said.

Covid-19 cases have spiked over the past weeks with the number of infections reaching a record high of 1,228 cases on Saturday.

Selangor, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Sabah have since been placed under the conditional movement control order (MCO) while certain localities with a high number of infections have been placed under enhanced MCO.

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