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Most Frontliners Caught COVID-19 While Off-Duty: Health DG

  • 28 Oct 2020
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The majority of frontliners who have been stricken by COVID-19 have caught the disease while off duty, it has been revealed. 

As such, everyone should follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) even when they are outside of work, urged Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

According to him, many frontliners have tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of community infection, for example, after going out to markets.

"From the beginning, we have issued reminders that there are two groups considered high-risk for Covid-19, the first one is family members of a positive case while the second one is our frontliners, including the police. 

“Our advice to all frontliners is that they must protect themselves when they are on duty, they must ensure they are wearing full Personal Protective Equipment... their gloves and face masks. 

“When they are not on duty, they still need to be aware of infection in the community," Malay Mail quoted Noor Hisham telling a press conference yesterday. 

It was recently revealed that more than 10,000 policemen, including officers, have been placed under quarantine after coming into contact with COVID-19 cases. At least 200 cops, and their family members, have undergoing treatment after contracting the disease. 

As of yesterday, there has been a total of 28,640 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 238 deaths. 

To deal with the spike in cases, Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) has been imposed in several states, including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Sabah. Nilai in Negeri Sembilan has also been placed under the CMCO.

The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 44.2 million, and 1.17 million, respectively. 



Source: Malay Mail
Photo source: Astro Awani
 



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