General : PDRM receives data on chain of COVID -19 infection involving 40,000 individuals -IGP

By Muhammad Afiq Mohd Asri and Mohd Ashraf Syafiq Mazlan KUALA LUMPUR,  April 4  — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has received the data on the chain of the COVID-19 infection, which involves about 40,000 individuals, including those linked with the cluster on the tabligh assembly, from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4– The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has received the dataon the chain of the COVID-19 infection, which involves about 40,000 individuals, including those linked with the cluster on the tabligh assembly, from the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Inspector-General of PoliceTan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador saidthe data was analysed by a task force from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headed by Bukit Aman CID chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed to identify those who are most likely to be infected by the virus.
He said from the data provided by the MOH, the police hadidentified several areas where there were certain individuals and groups that wererequired to go for COVID-19 screening.
We analysed the data by helping the MOH to identify up to about 11,000 tabligh members who attended the assembly at the Sri Petaling Mosque, here, recently.
From this data, the team refined and used specific methods to identify the network of close contacts, travel and who might be affected by those involved,” he told Bernama in Bukit Aman here.
We identified the individuals concerned, includinggetting complete information, such as their home address, telephone number and identity card number, to give toMOH for the persons concerned to attend COVID-19 screening,” he said.
He said many of thetabligh members had been screened and urged the public not to criticise and discriminate them.
Abdul Hamid saidthe team was also trying to get information on tabligh members who are overseas and details on them would be given tothe Immigration authorities for necessary action to be taken upon their arrival back in the country.
“This is to confirm their arrival, whereby thepolice will take the necessary action to escort them to the quarantine centrefor themandatory 14-day quarantine,” he said.
Priorto this, it wasreported that the organiser of thetabligh gathering at Masjid Jamek Sri Petaling here claimed that 95 percent of the about11,000 attendees had been screened for COVID-19.
— BERNAMA

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