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29 Perak police officers, families placed under self quarantine
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29 Perak police officers, families placed under self quarantine

29 Perak police officers, families placed under self quarantine

IPOH: Twenty-nine Perak police officers and administrative personnel as well as their family members have been placed under self-quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain said, another 13 personnel and their family members who were put under self-quarantine earlier had been tested negative for the virus.

“As precautionary measures, officers and personnel who are unwell and develop symptoms like cough and flu are advised to undergo screening at district health clinics or hospitals.

“This is not intended to minimise the number of personnel in enforcing the Movement Control Order but we want to prevent infection to others as well as to keep all officers and personnel healthy,” he told a press conference, after inspecting a bank in Ipoh Garden here today.

Also present was Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

Meanwhile, Razarudin denied claims that police had forced people to wear face masks if they wish to enter shopping malls or public markets.

“It was found that security guards at the supermarket are instructing visitors to wear face masks before entering the premises. Our task is to ensure that social distancing is observed at such places,” he said.

He also refuted claims that police had instructed bus operators in Taiping to cease its operation, saying it was not true at all.

Razarudin said the compliance rate on the seventh day of the MCO implementation now stood at 95%.

The remaining five percent comprised those who needed to come to work and buy essential goods as well as people with medical reasons.

Bernama