Covid-19: Nearly 40,000 cops, family members test positive since March last year

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Nearly 40,000 Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel and their family members tested positive for Covid-19 since March last year, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

He said of the total, 452 cases were still active with 2,339 policemen and their family members undergoing quarantine.

"The total number of police personnel and family members treated and quarantined due to Covid-19 is 39,168 and this shows that PDRM personnel are also affected by the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in the country," he said.

Hamzah spoke to reporters after inspecting the standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance in Bukit Kiara and Sungai Buloh on Friday (July 23).

Also present was Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz.

Meanwhile, Hamzah said the community needed to help reduce the work pressure faced by PDRM personnel by continuing to comply with the SOPs. - Bernama

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