Male’, Maldives – Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed has revealed that so far, 93 officers in Maldives Police Service have been infected with Covid-19.
In a tweet he sent out on Thursday morning, CP Hameed the numbers, revealing that even at present, there are 56 active cases among the officers.
Up to now a total of 93 officers and staff of the police service (56 active cases) have been infected with #COVID19. As we take stricter internal measures to mitigate the spread, we continue to deliver leadership, resources and support for the national effort. #TogetherWeCan
— Mohamed Hameed (@M_Hameedh) August 6, 2020
“As we take stricter internal measures to mitigate the spread, we continue to deliver leadership, resources and support for the national effort. #TogetherWeCan” He said, assuring the public.
Along with police, several officers in Maldives National Defense Force have also tested positive for Covid-19 over the days.
As Maldives continues to see a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases every day with daily numbers topping 100, the government of Maldives has taken restrictive measures as way to reducing the spread of the infection.
This includes the temporary closure of government offices and closure of schools in the Male’ region along with making wearing masks mandatory in any areas with positive cases.