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[UPDATED] Sentul Police Station Closure: Cops Clarified That Person Who Lodged Report Was NOT A Suspected Covid-19 Case

[UPDATED] Sentul Police Station Closure: Cops Clarified That Person Who Lodged Report Was NOT A Suspected Covid-19 Case

Anne Dorall

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The Sentul police station was closed earlier today when a person suspected to be under the mandatory 14-day quarantine went there to lodge a police report. However, police later clarified that this man is actually a regular patient previously warded and treated at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

What you need to know: The previous report noted that the patient wore a pink quarantine band and had gone to the police station to file a police report for alleged assault for violating the quarantine. Then, officers were forced to close the police station when he started coughing.

However, it turns out that he was not under the mandatory quarantine, and was not wearing the quarantine band in the morning.

Who said what: Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner S. Shamugamoorthy Chinniah said that the police were informed by the hospital after the report was made to the Ministry of Health.

However, as a precaution, sanitisation procedures were carried out throughout the compound of the Sentul police station. The police station reopened at 4pm today.

Why it matters: The 14-day quarantine is mandatory as Covid-19 has a long incubation period. Additionally, the pink quarantine bands can only be legally removed by an authorised health officer.

Read more:
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IGP confirms Sentul station closed after person under Covid-19 quarantine went there to report attack for violating isolation order [Malay Mail]
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