KLANG: A policeman who was undergoing home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 has succumbed to the virus.
South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli said they were alerted about the incident at around 8.29pm on Wednesday (Jan 27).
"The South Klang police headquarters operations room received a call from the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital ambulance call centre notifying us about the death.
"Our investigations revealed that the deceased was a 53-year-old sergeant who was assigned to the South Klang police escort unit. He leaves behind a wife and five children," he said in a statement on Thursday. (Jan 28)
He said checks revealed the deceased underwent a Covid-19 screening on Jan 22 after having a fever and the results came back positive.
"He went for a second screening on Jan 23 and the results were positive as well.
"He was supposed to undergo home quarantine in Klang from Jan 22 to Feb 1 but was pronounced dead at his home on Jan 27," he said.
ACP Shamsul Amar said the cause of death has been determined as death due to Covid-19.
"He was laid to rest at the Sungai Sireh Muslim cemetary in Klang at 5.45pm on Thursday," he added.
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