Kanowit cop, wife test positive

SIBU: A policeman attached to Kanowit District Police Headquarters (IPD) and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday as a result of the Pasai Cluster.

This was confirmed by Kanowit District police chief DSP Tega Bilong in a statement today.

The policeman and his wife attended a funeral at Rumah Langi Ambau in Pasai Siong on Dec 29.

“They were both screened at Lanang Health Clinic and instructed to undergo a 14-day quarantine at home from Jan 9 until 22 at the Kanowit IPD quarters,” said Tega.

He added that results of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rT-PCR) test on Monday found that the policeman and his wife were positive for Covid-19 and were taken to Sibu Hospital for treatment.

Tega said the policeman was on duty on Jan 1 at the Kanowit station complaints counter after his holiday.

“Kanowit IPD has listed the names of those who have close contact with the officer to undergo screening immediately,” he said.

Kanowit District Health Office also carried out disinfection and sanitisation work at Kanowit IPD and areas at risk today.