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New Covid-19 wave has infected 113 police officers and 1,000 in quarantine

The new Covid-19 wave has infected 113 police officers, Pol Colonel Sirikul Kritphitthayaboon, deputy spokeswoman of the Royal Thai Police Headquarters, said on Sunday.

Nationwide, 113 police officers have been hospitalised after contracting the virus. Bureaus that reported the most infections were: Metropolitan Police (52 officers), followed by Region 5 Provincial Police (20), Tourism Police (7) and Central Investigation (5),” she said.

“Also, 961 officers are in quarantine as they had close contacts with fellow officers who got infected.

“Three officers have been cured since the latest wave. They are from the Immigration Police Bureau,” she added.

National Police chief Pol General Suwat Jangyodsuk has urged all officers to employ preventive measures against Covid-19, as well as exercise the highest caution when interacting with public from risky groups, especially during the Songkran holidays [April 10-15] when the number of road accidents often spike, Sirikul said.

All units have been told to employ work-from-home approach where applicable to reduce the risk of the virus further spreading, provided public services were not affected,” she added.

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