AMPANG: The number of police personnel at the Ampang Jaya police station who tested positive for Covid-19 remains at 11.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said while there were no new cases, the police station is still off-limits to the public until March 1.
"As of Wednesday (Feb 24), the number of infected personnel remains at 11. Matters like lodging police reports and applying for permission for inter-district or interstate travel can be done at nearby police stations.
"Let's pray for the health and speedy recovery of our frontliners infected with Covid-19," he said when contacted on Wednesday (Feb 24).
The affected police personnel are believed to have been infected by several detainees who were positive for Covid-19.
ACP Mohamad Farouk said closing off the Ampang Jaya police station was a necessary step to curbing the Covid-19 chain of infection.
"The public can still lodge police reports or apply for inter-district or inter-state travel at other nearby police station," he said when contacted on Tuesday (Feb 23).
ACP Mohamad Farouk also said that the public could contact other police stations within the Ampang Jaya police district such as the Hulu Klang police station at 03-42570486, the Melawati police station at 03-41081222 and the Pandan Indah police station at 03-92742222.
"They can also contact the Ukay Perdana police beat base at 03-41472222 and the Pandan Perdana beat base at 03-92852222," he said.
The lodging of police reports and applying for travel permits has been suspended at the Ampang Jaya police station from Feb 23 to March 1.
However, the operations of other police stations within the Ampang Jaya district are not affected by this latest development.