The Ampang Jaya district police headquarters was closed for a week after multiple police officers tested positive for COVID-19.
Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!
Ampang Jaya Police HQ Closed After COVID-19 Cases!
On 22 February 2021, the District Police Chief ordered the temporary closure of Ampang Jaya police headquarters to the public.
From 23 February until 1 March 2021, the Ampang Jaya police headquarters will NOT allow the public to lodge police reports or apply for MCO travel permits.
The public should instead lodge their police reports, or apply for their travel permits, at other police stations.
According to iLifePost, 11 police officers at the Ampang Jaya police headquarters tested positive for COVID-19, after close contact with a detainee who was positive for COVID-19.
Ampang Jaya Police HQ : Official Statement
Here is the official statement by the Ampang Jaya police on the closure of their headquarters (with our English translation).
PENGGANTUNGAN URUSAN LAPORAN POLIS DAN PERMOHONAN RENTAS DAERAH ATAU NEGERI
KPD Ampang Jaya telah mengambil tindakan bagi mengekang penularan wabak Covid-19 ini dengan penggantungan urusan repot polis dan permohonan rentas daerah atau negeri di Balai Polis Ampang kepada orang awam bermula 23/02/2021 jam 0001 Hrs sehingga 01/03/2021.
Segala urusan membuat laporan polis dan permohonan rentas daerah atau negeri boleh dibuat di balai polis lain yang berhampiran.
SUSPENSION OF POLICE REPORT AND INTER-DISTRICT / INTERSTATE TRAVEL APPLICATION
Ampang Jaya District Police Chief has taken the step to suspend police report and inter-district / interstate travel application at the Ampang police station from 23/02/2021 at 0001 hours until 01/03/2021 to stop the spread of COVID-19
All police reports and application for inter-district or interstate travel can be made at other nearby police stations.
Ampang Jaya Police HQ COVID-19 Cases : What’s The Risk?
Anyone who went to the Ampang Jaya police HQ on or before 22 February 2021, should be wary and self-quarantine if possible.
The risk will be low if both the affected police officers and members of the public wore face masks, and maintained physical distance.
The Ministry of Health will be conducting contact tracing for all positive cases, and those identified as close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and get tested.
Let this be a reminder why it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times – they greatly reduce the risk of infection.
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