Chief of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador has confirmed that 6 members of the Royal Malaysian Police force have tested positive for COVID-19.
Another 335 individuals, including family members of the infected officers, are under observation and awaiting test results.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has clearly explained the risks, and it’s a possibility that every single officer in the PDRM could be infected. These are the risks that we have to take while carrying out our duties.Chief of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador
The police are part of the country’s essential services and have been performing their duties since the beginning of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
Tan Sri Abdul Hamid also notes that public adherence to the MCO has improved.
Public adherence to the MCO have increased up to 90 percent, but we hope to see the adherence level increase further.Chief of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador
They have set up hundreds of roadblocks to monitor the spread of traffic within the country. They are also monitoring unnecessary activity such as recreational exercise outdoors or large families running errands together.
As of now, only one representative from each household is allowed to run necessary errands such as buying groceries or medication.
Please do your part and stay at home. It’s our way to protect our uniformed officers at this time.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.