Maldives Police Service

Required measures will be taken if a police officer contracts Covid-19: MPS

  • An officer who traveled to Addu City from the capital tested positive on August 6
  • Contact tracing is underway
  • Individuals who need to be isolated will be isolated

K. Male' 2020 Aug 09 | Sun 17:23 local 2,036

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The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has given assurance that the required measures will be taken in cooperation with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), if an officer tests positive for Covid-19.

The assertion comes in light of social media reports after a police officer who travelled to southernmost Addu City from capital Malé City tested positive for coronavirus on August 6.

In regard to this, the institution revealed that contact tracing is underway in accordance with the protocols and guidelines set within the MPS.

As such, the institution assured that those who require to be isolated will be isolated with the joint efforts from HPA, under the actions that follow the confirmation of a positive case.

MPS has also assured that they will share information of the contact tracing process of officers who test positive for Covid-19 as well as the meetings and events they joined.

At a time the Maldives is locked in a fierce battle against the pandemic, a number of frontline workers are also testing positive for the infection.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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