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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Feb 19: Over 130 police officers are placed under quarantine after the detaining of two Covid-19 positive individuals who were involved in a street scuffle on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14).
This was revealed by State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who described the quarantine of the policemen as “by-product of the day for couples”.
“This is the by-product of Valentine’s Day in which as a result, I was informed that more than 130 police officers are now being placed under quarantine,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 situation update in Sarawak today.
Meanwhile, he also announced that the new Jalan Green Cluster declared today was related to the street fight which happened in front of the Chonglin Plaza at Jalan Green, Kuching.
As of today, Uggah said 148 individuals linked to the Jalan Green Cluster have been screened where six were positive, 30 were negative and 112 samples still awaiting laboratory test results.
The two index cases (Case 7,093 and 7,094) to the cluster were detected among nine who were detained on Feb 15.
Following the discovery of the two infected cases, Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail revealed on Feb 17 that a total of 109 officers and police members were directed to go through Covid-19 tests.
The 109 policemen are from Gita, Tabuan Jaya and Sekama police stations respectively. — DayakDaily