KLANG: A policeman who was undergoing home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 has succumbed to the disease.
The 53-year-old sergeant was in isolation at his house in Klang from Jan 22 to Feb 1, according to South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli.
The police were informed about the death at around 8.30pm on Wednesday.
“The South Klang police headquarters operations room was notified of the death through a call from the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital ambulance call centre, ” he said in a statement yesterday.
The deceased, he added, was assigned to the South Klang police escort unit.
He leaves behind a wife and five children.
ACP Shamsul said checks revealed that their colleague underwent a Covid-19 test on Jan 22 after having a fever, and the result came back positive.
“He went for a second screening on Jan 23 and the result was again positive, ” he said.
ACP Shamsul said the sergeant was pronounced dead at his home on Jan 27, adding that the cause of death had been determined to be Covid-19.
“He was laid to rest at the Sungai Sireh Muslim Cemetery in Klang at 5.45pm yesterday, ” he said.