Police lock-ups sanitised daily, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador says all district police chiefs have been directed to ensure police lock-ups are cleaned daily. (File pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police sanitise their lock-ups nationwide daily to curb the spread of Covid-19, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador said.

He said the directive had been issued to all district police chiefs.

Hamid also told Bernama 33 members of the police force had been confirmed positive for Covid-19, and their family members, totalling 750, ordered to be quarantined.

“An officer has died from Covid-19, and there are those who were infected by the virus with history of travelling abroad and also some who got the virus from the tabligh cluster,” he said.

He said all police personnel tasked with enforcing the movement control order (MCO) had been instructed to wear face masks and use hand sanitiser.

“There is a standard operating procedure (SOP) at roadblocks, which includes not allowing the policeman on duty to touch the vehicles they stop,” he said.