A total of 93 officers of the Maldives Police Service (MPS) have tested positive for the global Covid-19 pandemic thus far.
Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed made the reveal via a Twitter post, highlighting that 93 officers and staff of the police service (56 active cases) have been infected with Covid-19 thus far.
The police commissioner’s Tweet goes on to read that as the authorities take stricter internal measures to mitigate the spread of the infection, the police institution continues to deliver leadership, resources and support for the national effort.
Alongside healthcare workers and other relevant institutions, police officers have been working on the frontlines of the country’s Covid-19 response efforts and the government has since begun disbursing a special allowance for frontline workers.
The Ministry of Finance has since revealed that a total of MVR 2.9 million has been issued to a total of 220 individuals thus far.
This is their due allowance from the start of the Covid-19 response efforts on the first day since the pandemic surfaced in the Maldives on March 7, to June.