KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador today confirmed six police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 while their 335 family members are waiting for test results.
He said the cases highlighted the risks the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel had to face in carrying out their duties while the country was facing COVID-19 outbreak.
“To date, six of my men have tested positive for COVID-19… (and) we continue to give the rest of them encouragement and motivation to carry out their jobs,” he said in an exclusive interview, aired on Astro Awani today.
In another development, Abdul Hamid said as the Movement Control Order (MCO) enters its fourth day today, people are beginning to adhere to the directive by restricting their movement.
He said police continued to advise those a few who were still doing outdoor activities.
“We are not giving up as we are still at a stage where we want to create awareness and we use various tactics and technics for the purpose,” he said.
Police had launched Op COVID-19 on March 18 by conducting hundreds of roadblocks among others to ensure people observe the MCO announced by the government to break the chain of COVID-19 infection.
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